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Madras High Court orders police protection for Advocate to attend the Court as well as using the Bar Room in order to avoid any untoward incident [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Dec 2020 2:09am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Madras High Court orders police protection for Advocate to attend the Court as well as using the Bar Room in order to avoid any untoward incident [READ ORDER]

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court came to the rescue of an advocate who was suspended by Nagercoil Bar Association for not participating in the court boycott announced by the association on 8th December 2020.

A division bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi made the observation while hearing a petition filed by the advocate G Sivakumar of Kanniyakumari challenging the action of the association.

Background :

An Advocate, who went to the Court to address the grievance of his clients, has come as a party before this Court voicing his concern that he has been prevented from entering into the Court as well as the Bar Room, in which Association, he is a Member.

The case of the petitioner is that the second respondent, 'Nagercoil Bar Association' called for a boycott of the Courts on 08.12.2020 with regard to the farmers issue and the said decision is said to have been circulated through Social Media.

As a dutiful lawyer to safeguard the interest of his client, the petitioner attended the Court duty and argued a case before the Judicial Magistrate which irked the Association to suspend the petitioner from the Association, after issuing an alleged Show Cause Notice. Resultantly, he is being prevented from entering into Courts, denying his statutory right to discharge his obligation to his client. Moreover, he is prevented from entering into the Association, Library and Wash Room.

Court Observation:

The Court while ardently opposing the strike stated that “Bar leaders are neither labour leaders nor political leaders to call for… Continue Reading...


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