- Lawyers were irked by the reports that a lawyer tried to molest a woman on road
- Media persons and lawyers clashed on the premises of High Court on 20 July
- Similar incidents took place in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode
Kerala Chief Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, on Monday, said that there was no ban on media on High Court premises. During a meeting with Advocate General Sudhakara Prasad, he also clarified that the consensus reached during a meeting by representatives of media and advocates is still in effect, and no one will prevent media persons from entering the court.
Lawyers, had on Friday, threatened and ousted reporters who entered the High Court for reporting. A section of lawyers prevented journos from entering the court of Chief Justice and threatened them. This was after a meeting between the representatives of both groups reached an agreement to allow journalists to enter the court room.
Following this, Governor P Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged both communities to settle differences amicably.
The issue began after the media reported allegations that a lawyer had tried to molest a woman in public.
Media persons and lawyers attacked each other on the premises of High Court on 20 July.
On 22 July lawyers and scribes clashed in Thiruvananthapuram. Later, journalists were denied entry at First Class Judicial Magistrate Court, Kozhikode.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:04 PM IST