Allahabad High Court Bar Association goes on strike to protect dignity of lawyers

Ashutosh Gambhir

The Allahabad High Court Bar Association has decided to go on a strike on July 21 as a mark of protest against a sitting judge of the Allahabad High Court.

It is alleged by the members of the Bar that Justice Sudhir Agrawal, while hearing a matter, had passed a general remark which was adverse to the dignity of the lawyers.

The Bar, in a notice, has claimed that they tried to resolve the issue with the Chief Justice, but despite a serious and timely effort, nothing was done.

The Bar affirmed an earlier resolution passed on Feb 10, 2015 against the same judge and also invited the intervention of the Chief Justice of India.

“We are passing this resolution in pain but the dignity and prestige of the institution is supreme and nobody can be permitted to touch the honour of the court and lawyers.”

The resolution passed yesterday has called for a boycott of court proceedings today. It also states that a meeting of the General Body of the High Court Bar Association will take place at 9 am, at Gate No. 3 of the High Court campus.

The Bar also resolved to send a copy of the resolution to the President, the Prime Minister and the Law Minister to invite their attention to the said matter.

Read the resolution:

Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news