Hyderabad: In a sign of open defiance, scores of judges, for the first time, took to city streets on Sunday protesting the allotment of Andhra-origin judges to Telangana courts, with a staggering 120 of them even submitting their resignations. The Judges earlier had reportedly sent a letter to the President of Telangana Judges Association, K Ravinder Reddy, complaining step motherly treatment.
Following are relevant parts of the letter: “They kept no vacancy in all cadres of Telangana while keeping vacancies in Andhra Pradesh. Youngest Direct Recruit Officers from Andhra Pradesh were intentionally allocated to Telangana to deprive the promotional prospects of Telangana judges, to rule Telangana judiciary and to protect their men and property. We are also afraid of their future intervention in political and executive administration of Telangana,”
The letter further says “We feel we are working under the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and not under the High Court of both states. So we unanimously resolved not to approach the High Court for redressal on judicial side, orally, as majority in High Court are with biased attitude towards our issue. We cannot work under Andhra judicial rulers, in future.”
Earlier , Bar Association of High Court and all districts of Telangana state, along with the Telangana Advocates JAC, Telangana Judges Association, State Judicial Employees Association and Telangana Law Officers Association had launched a week long protest in the form of lunch-hour demonstrations outside Courts, expressing their disappointment against provisional allocation of judicial officers between the two States. Judicial employees reportedly applied for mass casual leave from June 13.