A Full Court meeting today reiterated the assurance of Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul to the Bar Council and Bar Associations recently that pending examination of the amendments to the Advocates’ Act, no precipitative action will be taken against Advocates.
The full court meeting of the judges of the high court made it clear that the assurance will continue to operate subject to the advocates and Bar Associations withdrawing boycott of courts and protests and resuming work forthwith, failing which necessary action as per norms already laid down would follow.
In the meeting, it was decided that suggestions submitted by various Bar Associations will be examined by a committee to be constituted for the purpose by the Chief Justice, to suggest, as necessary, modifications/amendments to rules.
The matter relates to recent amendments to the Advocates Act. The Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA), Women Lawyers Association (WLA) and other Bar Associations had conducted a rally recently opposing the amended rules.
The leaders of various Bar Associations had met the Chief Justice a few days ago and submitted a memorandum demanding withdrawal of amendments.
( Source – PTI )