Calcutta High Court says no lawyer can be forced to take part in strike against new criminal laws

The Court said that the State Bar Council's decision to observe "Black Day" on July 1 to protest against the three new criminal laws can only be viewed as a request and that no willing lawyer can be forced to stop work.
Calcutta High Court with 3 new criminal laws
Calcutta High Court with 3 new criminal laws

The Calcutta High Court on Friday observed that no lawyer can be forced to stop work and participate in a lawyers' strike recently called for by the West Bengal Bar Council to protest against the implementation of the three new criminal laws on July 1 [Sahasrganshu Bhattacharjee v. Bar Council of West Bengal and Others].

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