Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath
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Lucknow: It would seem that the hoardings 'naming and shaming' anti-CAA activists put up by the Yogi Adityanath government across all major crossings in the state capital of Lucknow are not going anywhere yet.

While the lawyers strike at Allahabad High Court on Monday saved the day for the Yogi Adityanath-led government, as officials sought more time for compliance sans hearing in the matter, the coronavirus threat now appears to be causing a further delay. The case can now be deferred for for weeks as the Allahabad High Court has decided to take up only “urgent cases” henceforth.“

This means now civil cases will not be taken up. The hoarding case may have to wait till the corona advisory is lifted,” a senior lawyer Harishankar Singh told FPJ.

The UP government has been ordered to remove all hoardings of anti-CAA protesters which displays their photos, addressed and recovery amount and submit a compliance report on 16 March.

Due to a lawyers’ strike, hearing in the matter could not be held.

The Uttar Pradesh Bar Council had called for a day’s strike due to long pending welfare schemes and against the new entry rules in the Court.

Hemant Tiwari, political commentator said, “The government anyway doesn’t seem to be relenting so soon on the hoarding case as it has become a prestige issue now.”

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