Gowda seeks cooperation of lawyers and media
With the confrontation among lawyers, media persons and police over the violence in Bangalore city civil court complex continuing, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday called for restraint and sought their cooperation for an amicable settlement to the issue.
The advocates are continuing their indefinite boycott of courts across the state insisting that the government accept their demands for action against police officials for "assaulting" lawyers during the violence on March 2 and media's "one-sided" reports against them.
Gowda urged lawyers and media persons to exercise restraint and introspect on their responsibilities and solve the impasse amicably.
Scores of people, including 54 police personnel, were injured when the advocates let loose violence at the city civil court complex attacking media persons.