SARGODHA - Hundreds of lawyers boycotted the courts and locked the DCO and Commissioner's offices during a protest rally to press for their demand of establishment of a High Court bench in Sargodha Division.  DBA President Syed Tayyab Sherazi and Secretary General Malik Shafqat Awan led the rally. It started from the District Courts and culminated at the same venue after marching through various roads. However, judges were present at the courts.  Later, the lawyers staged a protest sit-in on the District Courts road. The speakers reiterated their determination to continue the strike and protest till the acceptance of their demand. The DBA leaders declared that in case of delaying tactics, they would boycott the Lahore High Court Bar's elections being held on February 23. The lawyers continued their protest and sit-in also during heavy downpours. Meanwhile, civil society members, traders and other stakeholders assured the DBA of their full support in this regard.