Despite the unprecedented crackdown by the Bar Concil of India, which suspended 126 tamil nadu lawyers. more than 3,000 advocates from across the State thronged the city on Monday to lay siege to the Madras High Court, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the recent amendments to the statutory rules of the court that empower judges to debar errant lawyers from continuing practice.
The protest by the lawyers threw traffic out of gear in and around the commercial hub of Broadway and Anna Salai. The police had a tough time preventing lawyers from jumping over barricades outside the High Court complex. Late in the night, the police detained hundreds of lawyers and set them free subsequently even as those spearheading the protests warned that the agitation would gain in intensity in the coming days.(THE HINDU)