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“Bar can always point out an issue with the bench. But the language needs to be looked at”- SC Justice Kaul while hearing Adv. Oza’s Petition against Contempt Proceedings

Lawstreet Journal 7 Aug 2020 9:03pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary “Bar can always point out an issue with the bench. But the language needs to be looked at”- SC Justice Kaul while hearing Adv. Oza’s Petition against Contempt Proceedings

The Supreme Court recently heard the petition filed by Senior Advocate Yatin Oza, challenging the Gujarat High Court’s decision to withdraw his seniority designation. In the said matter, Senior Advocate had admitted tendering an unconditional apology to the HC for the remarks against it. He said that the Court is in the highest regard and it was never an intent to scandalize the Court whatsoever. "I seek forgiveness. I offer my unconditional apology. I did so before the Full bench in Gujarat HC also. In my career, I have never done something like this. I became a Senior at 44", he added.

The defending Counsel Arvind Datar submitted that “All statements were made in charged up atmosphere when a lawyer had to become a Swiggy delivery boy.” The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice SK Kaul held that it is indeed a difficult time for everyone, the Gujarat High Court has its own heritage and bar can always point out any issue to the bench but the language needs to be looked at and the difference of opinions can be conveyed in a better language. Justice Kaul also stated that "The kind of imputations you made; I don't agree with anything that. If seniors like you begin making such imputations, what about the Juniors who enter the profession?”

The decision to withdraw the Senior Advocate designation Oza was taken last month after the Advocate during a live conference on Facebook made critical remarks against the HC Registry which was attended by various… Continue Reading...


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