‘Who Are Lawyers Protesting Against?’: Twitter Reacts To PBC’s Strike
The Punjab Bar Council (PBC) on Thursday called on lawyers across the province to go on strike demanding that arrested lawyers be released by the police.
Lawyers of the PBC attacked the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Wednesday to protest against the Young Doctor’s Association (YDA) who they accuse of ‘mistreatment’.
The attack led to the death of several patients and the destruction public property including the PIC building and many police vehicles. This was followed by the police registering FIRs against the lawyers involved in the riots.
People on social media have questioned as to why the PBC is protesting instead of condemning the hooliganism practiced by lawyers outside the PIC. Twitter users have termed this act as an example of ‘wukla gardi’.
Will you proceed legal action against those who did this? Who were with you in these protests and turned violent?
Will you fight for these innocent people and against your own lawyers brethren?
— Mudassir Iqbal (@lovetohavefrien) December 13, 2019
Events of last 2 days prove that its not the illiterate alone but the most educated who abuse law and order, the cornerstone of democracy. Lawyers attacking PIC, and then nationwide strike, Doctors on strike, then… https://t.co/3IqVm3BQoQ
— Tariq Qureshi (TQ) (@tjqureshi) December 13, 2019
ایک تو چوری اوپر سے سینہ زوری#Lawyers are observing countrywide strike today against what they say biased conduct of Lahore Police against them. The state should strictly enforce its writ, put all those behind bars who vandalized #PIC hospital & torched state property pic.twitter.com/frabXjHhmV
— AAMIR SAEED (@AamirSaeed_) December 13, 2019
— Dr.Roha Ijaz (@DrRohaIjaz) December 12, 2019
Violence is violence whether done by Black coat, white coat،or a coat of any colour.
We must think as a whole to build a society based upon equality, Justice and tolerance.#Lahore #PICunderAttack #PICAttack #wuklagardi pic.twitter.com/8eT9Ay2kwQ
— Ibrahim S. Jatoi (@IbrahimSJatoi1) December 12, 2019
There is absolutely no excuse for this in a civilized society, this is not a protest. Not the first time lawyers have acted in a bizarre fashion. No amount of instigation justifies this, period.
— Saad Khan (@ThePrincePauper) December 12, 2019
Lawyers go to PIC. They pull off masks from patient, destroy public property and then go on strike once police does cases. Should police garland them? https://t.co/82pUBq4Zlf
— Yasmeen Ali (@yasmeen_9) December 13, 2019