The date is 6 November….and two very unlikely groups are clashing in the national capital.
Lawyers and Delhi police.
Lawyers have been shot at, police have been injured, and at least two lawyers have threatened to commit suicide….and both groups have blamed each other for the situation.
As of recording this podcast, the parties are still not in truce. Lawyers were protesting outside Delhi’s Saket district court, and things look unlikely to end soon….
The capital has been seeing protests from both groups the past week over two incidents – The first incident was violence and I mean some SERIOUS violence…between police and lawyers at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court complex…This took place on Saturday, 2 November….….and the second incident was a video that showed lawyers hitting and beating a policeman outside Saket District Court, on Monday, 4 November.
We’re joined by a LOT of talking heads today….We have the secretary of the Bar Council, Vishnu Sharma, the former commissioner of police for Mumbai, MN Singh, The Quint’s editorial president Sanjay Pugalia, and our reporter Anthony Rozario.
So what’s happened, how, who, and what will happen next? Let’s find out.
Host & Editor: Vishnu Gopinath
Guests: MN Singh, Former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
Vishnu Sharma, Hon. Secy, Bar Council of Delhi
Sanjay Pugalia, Editorial President, The Quint
Anthony Rozario, Reporter, The Quint