Karachi: Lawyers across the country boycotted court proceedings on Thursday observed ‘black day’ to mark 9th anniversary of 2007 May 12 incident when riots in Karachi left over 50 people dead and hundreds injured.
On calls of lawyer associations, the law practitioners in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and other cities boycotted court proceedings today and went on strike in high courts and session’s courts, staging protest demonstrations against the incident.
May 12 incident was series of violent clashes between rival political activists in Karachi. The unrest began as the then Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, arrived at the Jinnah International Airport on 12 May 2007.
Gunfights and clashes erupted across the provincial capital as supporters and opponents of the judge, belonging to different political parties, took to the streets against each other.
Reports said culprits involved in the riots are still out of clutches of the law as victims waiting for justice.