Taking serious view of burning the effigy of the Chief Justice of Madras High Court by lawyers as part of their indefinite boycott of courts protesting recent amendments to the rules under the Advocates Act, Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today said the action would be dealt with in stringent manner in accordance with the law.
“It is very painful to note that some of the legal fraternity of state of Tamil Nadu burning the effigy of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Madras High Court. We strongly condemn the acts done by the unruly, unbecoming professionals and it is a clear case of professional misconduct,” BCTP said in a press release here.
“BCTP will not keep quiet. The Bar Council viewed this issue very seriously and deal with the same very stringent manner in accordance with law,” it said.
A section of lawyers of the Madras High Court started indefinite boycott of courts on June 28 protesting the recent amendments to the rules under the Advocates Act even as the Registrar General announced the constitution of a five-judge committee to look into their objections.
As part of their protest, the effigy of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, was burnt by some lawyers.
( Source – PTI )