Telangana Judges March For Justice in Hyderabad

Earlier, around 125 Telangana judicial officers gave their resignations to the Judges Association president.

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Telangana advocates stage a demonstration against Andhra judges in Hyderabad on 6 June, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

Over 100 Judges from Telangana on Monday protested against the decision of options being given to judges of Andhra Pradesh origin. After assembling at the Gun Park, they moved towards Raj Bhavan to submit their resignations to the Governor.

Over 100 judges, under the banner of the Telangana Judges Association, organised the rally. They decided to submit resignations Governor ESL Narasimhan in protest.

Earlier, at a meeting, around 125 judicial officers of Telangana also gave their resignations to the Telangana Judges Association president and authorised him to present them to Governor.

Of the 21 judges at the Hyderabad High Court, 18 are natives of Andhra Pradesh and only three are from Telangana. The allocation was done by the High Court without taking into consideration the guidelines framed by the High Court in February this year. We have been seeking preparation of a fresh list of allocation between the two states as per the native district declared by the judicial officers at the time of entry into service by following the guidelines notified for bifurcation of lower judiciary, and as per Section 77 of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
T Sriranga Rao, Telangana Advocates JAC co-convener 

Later, the police allowed five judges under the leadership of Mr Ravinder Reddy to meet the Governor. They explained to the Governor how Telangana advocates and judges had lost opportunities due to the options. They said injustice was done to the Telangana origin judges in the preliminary allotment of judges.

Advocates and judicial employees across Telangana had been protesting since 6 June against the provisional allocation through the ‘Bar Association of High Court and all districts of Telangana state’, along with the Telangana Advocates JAC, Telangana Judges Association, State Judicial Employees Association and Telangana Law Officers Association.

(With PTI inputs)

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