Two judges suspended as TS judicial officers’ agitation deepens

Hyderabad-High-CourtTaking serious note on the rally of judges on Sunday, the Hyderabad High Court has suspended two judges for allegedly instigating the Telangana judicial officers to go on agitational path and knock the doors of Raj Bhavan on the issue of division of judges between the two Telugu states. President of Telangana Judges Association K Ravinder Reddy and Secretary Varaprasa were suspended by the High Court. As many as 120 judicial officers have submitted their resignation letters and handed over them to Mr Ravinder Reddy and asked him to pass on to the Governor after July 2 if the High Court refuses to rescind its order of June 3 which allots judicial officers.

The agitating judges have also cast aspersion on the High Court of Judicature saying it is showing some proclivity towards Andhra. They alleged that as many as 126 judges having AP roots were posted in Telangana districts which denied their legitimate right to work in their native state as also promotions in job.

The judicial officers have also charged the High Court for ‘its step-motherly treatment towards Telangana judges’ and announced that if the High Court does not take back its decision by July 2, they will launch a hunger strike in the court premises. The judicial officers’ agitation itself is described as first of its kind in India and now both the Centre and the state governments along with the High Court are now feeling the heat, according to observers.

Meanwhile several lawyers belonging to Telangana, have resorted to dharna at the High Court demanding immediate lifting of suspension orders.

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