Hindustan Times (Jammu)

Agra lawyers abstain from work, demand sanitisati­on, vaccinatio­n on court premises

- HT Correspond­ent letters@htlive.com

OFFICE BEARERS OF VARIOUS BAR ASSOCIATIO­NS SAID PERMANENT ARRANGEMEN­TS IN COMPLIANCE OF COVID PROTOCOL AT PLACES, LIKE CIVIL COURT

WERE NEEDED

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.

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