In a circular issued to all Advocates Associations in Telangana on Friday, the Telangana High Court Advocates Association proposed to abstain from Court work on 1st and 2nd March, to protest against various unaddressed grievances.
The Circular calls out the Supreme Court and the Centre for their failure to address their demands on issues such as judicial vacancies and absence of a regular Chief Justice at the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh.
It further complains about the Subordinate Courts being asked to dispose of the cases pending prior to 2012. The continuation of the amendment to Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is also being protest against, stating that it is "detrimental to the interest of the Advocate Community".
The Circular stated:
"Telangana High Court Advocates Association have taken a decision in its Executive Committee meeting that the problems of the Advocates in the state has not been meted out by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the Union of India as such it was discussed to express our protest by ventilating our problems with filling of the vacancies of Judges in the High Court, as well as Subordinate Courts and not appointing regular Chief Justice to the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh, pressing the Subordinate Courts all of sudden to dispose the pending cases prior to 2012 and continuation amendment of 41Cr.P.C., which is detrimental to the interest of the Advocate Community."
These issues, it said, will be discussed in an Extra-ordinary General Body meeting, to be held on 27 February.