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Lawyers go on strike in support of medicos in Kanpur

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 4:07pm IST | Agency: PTI

Lawyers in Kanpur today extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike.

By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan said.

A group of lawyer representatives has also gone to meet the doctors and will support their fight in every possible way, he said. Meanwhile the 24 doctors who have been released on bail, refused to come out of the jail, officials said. The protesting doctors have been demanding withdrawl of criminal cases slapped against them.

However, stepping in to end the deadlock over the strike, Allahabad High Court today ordered a judicial probe and directed the UP government to transfer SSP, Kanpur, Yashaswi Yadav, and other officials involved in the February 28 incident.

The medicos are protesting after their colleagues at GSVM medical college were allegedly beaten up by Kanpur police and supporters of SP MLA Irfan Solanki on February 28 following an altercation with him.

MLA Solanki, on the other hand told reporters today that "he was willing to say sorry to doctors without any fault of his". GSVM's Head of Medicine Department, Aarti Lal Chandani has said the stir will continue until the criminal cases against the doctors are withdrawn. The six-day-old strike has adversely hit medical services in several parts of the state.

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