AP advocates suspend agitation

  • Centre, SC agree to set up HC in AP
  • Final decision to be taken at Kadapa on April 5

RAJAHMUNDRY: With the favorable response from the Union government on setting up of Andhra Pradesh High Court in that State, the AP Advocates JAC has suspended their agitation till a final decision to be taken at Kadapa Bar Association on April 5.

Speaking to mediapersons here, AP Advocates JAC leader and AP Bar Council member Muppalla Subba Rao said that the Andhra Pradesh advocates boycotted courts from March 23 to 27 demanding that the Centre set up a separate high court in Andhra Pradesh as AP advocates, judges and even litigants were feeling insecure in the joint capital due to the agitation by Telangana advocates, who were resorting to attacks on their Andhra counterparts shouting “Andhras Go Back” slogans. They were all feeling that they were being treated as second rate citizens in Hyderabad by the Telangana advocates.

Subba Rao said AP Advocates JAC members had called on Union Ministers Sadananda Gowda and M. Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu earlier and pleaded with them to take immediate steps to set up AP High Court in Andhra Pradesh and make efforts to secure Central funds for the same. They also urged them to see that AP was granted special status and the Governor take up responsibility of maintaining law and order in the joint capital as enshrined in the AP Reorganisation Act of 2014, he added.

Upon hearing advocates of both the States, the Union ministers assured that they would take measures to set up new high court for AP within three months provided land and infrastructure facilities were shown. Subba Rao also said they had also called on Chief Justice of India H L Dattu and apprised him of their problems in the joint capital. With the favourable response from the Centre and Supreme Court Chief Justice on setting up of separate high court in AP, they have decided to suspend their agitation and would take final decision at a meeting to be held in Kadapa Bar Association on April 5, he added. (NSS)

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