Udaipur : Members of the Udaipur Bar association suspended work and vehemently protested against the chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s Gaurav Yatra in Mewar region alleging that she failed to keep her words on the long pending High Court bench demand for South Rajasthan. Over 300 lawyers collected outside the District and Session Court building here at Ambedkar circle and marched towards Delhigate choraha where they held a massive Chakka-Jam. Commutation came to a stand still with vehicles bee lining in all the four directions causing a major traffic block. Lawyers made a human chain and burnt tyres.
They raised slogans against the state government for going back on their stand to frame a committee which was reportedly to frame a proposal for the High Court bench in Udaipur. ” We had held a month long strike during April-May this year followed by a hunger strike from the former speaker Shantilal Chaplot. At the behest of the chief minister’s representative and UDH minister Srichand Kriplani who met us and assured of a positive response, Chaplot had ended the strike. A delegation had met the chief minister then at Jaipur and Raje had promised to frame the committee at earliest but now, even after 3 months, it has not been constituted” Arun Vyas, a senior member of the High Court bench Sangarsh Samiti told Udaipur Kiran.
The HC bench demand have been pending since more than 3 decades and every government have been giving only but false promises to look into the issue, lawyers shouted. The fraternity marched up to the collectorate where lawyers black faced Raje’s hoardings on poles and walls. “Work would remain suspended for the second consecutive day on Friday and we will protest strongly at the winding up rally to mark the end of the yatra in Mewar” Harish Paliwal, spokesperson of the association said.