Lawyers across India to abstain from work on March 16 against advocate's killing

Thane: Lawyers throughout the country plan to abstain from work on March 16, a bar association official said here today.

An official spokesman of the Thane District Court Bar Association told PTI that a lawyer practising in the Allahabad Court was brutally killed by a police officer yesterday in court premises.

In a circular issued to all bar associations in the country, the Bar Council of India has stated, "The Bar Council of India strongly condemns the ghastly and brutal killing of a lawyer by police officials in court premises."

In order to show solidarity, lawyers throughout the country shall abstain from attending work on March 16, 2015, the circular stated. It has been communicated to all courts all over the country, it said.

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