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August 11, 2021

Action Assured, Delhi Cops End 11-Hour Protest Against Assault By Lawyers: 10 Facts

New Delhi: Special Commissioner of Police (headquarters) R S Krishnia addresses his colleagues gathered outside their headquarters at ITO to protest against the repeated incidents of alleged violence against them by lawyers, including the Tis Hazari Court clashes, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI11_5_2019_000144A)

The unprecedented protests by policemen in Delhi that started this morning ended after nearly 11 hours after assurances of action from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and the top police officers. The clashes between the police and lawyers that started over the weekend had spun out of control as more than a thousand policemen gathered outside the Delhi police headquarters, demanding justice and protection. Service rules bar policemen from holding protests; the unprecedented demonstration had the Centre on its toes and caught the attention of the courts. The Delhi High Court issued notice to the top lawyers’ bodies — the Bar Councils of India and Delhi. The home ministry called for a report. After a meeting in the evening, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal assured action. The police from Haryana and Bihar extended support to their colleagues in Delhi.

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