Madras HC clash rocks Tamil Nadu AssemblyFebruary 20th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 20 (ANI): The issue of violent clashes between lawyers and police in the Madras High Court rocked Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday.
As soon as the proceedings started, opposition members demanded that Question Hour be postponed to discuss Thursday’’s violence in which more than 100 lawyers were injured.
Speaker R Avudiyappan declined to postpone the question hour, saying he would consider the matter later even as the members of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) staged a walk out, followed by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Communist Party of India (CPI) and CPI-M members.
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Thursday’’s violence.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has sought the co-operation of the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court to find out the main reason behind the incident.
Over 100 lawyers were injured outside the Madras High Court after the police lathicharged them for attacking Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. The trouble began when advocates who had gone to the police station within the court premises to lodge a complaint against Janata party president Subramaniam Swamy.
The lawyers have been demanding the Central Government’’s intervention in stopping the war in Sri Lanka. (ANI)
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