About 40 lawyers from Telangana Region on Tuesday boycotted work and staged protests in front of the High Court demanding 42 per cent reservation for Telangana Region people in the postings of Judiciary posts.
The lawyers demanded that a clarification be issued on their demands of region-wise quota in the recruitments in the Public Prosecutor and Standing Committee posts.
The lawyers’ other demands is the immediate replacement of the Assistant Government Pleader who has been in the post since the past six years. The protesting lawyers say that the Pleader should be replaced by someone from the Telangana Region.
Rumblings among the lawyers over the demand had been felt on Monday with three of them boycotting work. Their protest gathered steam on Tuesday when they were joined by their colleagues.
The protesting lawyers warned that the protest would gather further strength in the days to come if their demands were not met. As news of the protest spread, lawyers from other Courts reached the High Court and announced their support to the protest.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Charminar arrived on the scene and instructed his subordinates to ensure tight security to avert any untoward incident.
The impromptu protest by the lawyers resulted in the traffic on the roads around the Court premises going haywire and leading to huge traffic jams.