Hindustan Times (Jammu)
Agra lawyers abstain from work, demand sanitisation, vaccination on court premises
OFFICE BEARERS OF VARIOUS BAR ASSOCIATIONS SAID PERMANENT ARRANGEMENTS IN COMPLIANCE OF COVID PROTOCOL AT PLACES, LIKE CIVIL COURT
Lawyers in Agra abstained from routine working for two days to demand sanitisation and vaccination in court premises.
They said this was necessary in view of large numbers of judicial officers and lawyers getting infected by COVID-19.
“Fear has set in as many of the judicial officers, lawyers and staff working in courts have tested positive for COVID-19. We had been demanding vaccination in court premises as people from all walks of life reach here,” said Durg Vijay Singh Bhaiyya, the president of Greater Agra Bar Association.
“Various bar associations had collectively decided not to work on Monday and Tuesday,” he said.
Due to lawyer’s resentment, staff was deployed at gates of civil court to screen the body temperature of all those visiting court on Monday and Tuesday. Visitors were let in only after being screened.
Office bearers of various bar associations said permanent arrangements in compliance of Covid-19 protocol at crowded places, like civil court were needed. “We would welcome any awareness programme about COVID-19,” said Durg Vijay Singh.