DHARWAD: Lawyers who had gone to the Dharwad sessions court to file the bail application for the three Kashmiri students, who are facing sedition charges, were allegedly attacked in the court premises here on Monday.
According to a report, several advocates of the Dharwad Bar Association attacked a team of three lawyers from Bengaluru at around 2 pm today.
The three lawyers went to the 3rd Additional Joint Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court in Hubballi and obtained a copy of the FIR. They then went to the Principal Sessions Court in Dharwad to file the bail application. At the gates of the court, they were met with angry lawyers, who began demanding that they turn around and go back.
In a video shot at the court “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” slogans can be heard in the background. The lawyers demanded that no one from the legal community represent the accused in the case.
A mob- including lawyers and civilians- began pelting stones at the car in which the accused’s counsel had arrived.
One of the lawyers from Bengaluru said, “The police gave us security and took us to file the bail application. When we were filing the bail application, the protesting lawyers entered the court hall and began shouting slogans there too. Then, the judge had to counsel the lawyers about the rights of the accused. It was only then that these lawyers left the court hall.”