Shimla: A month long agitation led by Shimla district Bar Association today intensified as number of lawyers Bar Association along with stakeholders came forward to support them to press the demand. Shimla district Bar Association protesting against the shifting of court venue from here to Chakkar was today joined by High court and other Bar Associations of the state along with Shimla Vapoor Mandal, showing solidarity. Lawyers held a protest march from DC Office, ending at High Court gate this morning. The lawyers abstained from the courts in the entire state today and joined hands by participating in march past.
Moreover, Shimla Vapoor Mandal observed half day long Bandh as major business establishments and shops remained closed supporting the lawyers demands in the town, but all market was opened for the public after 1300hrs. The Local Litigants who were also supporting the Bar Associations also joined the protest march today. Shimla Bar Association and local litigants have been organising one hour ‘dharna’ in front of courts here for last one month daily.