List of "essential service workers" allowed travel in local trains amid COVID not violative of Advocate's Right to Practice: State to Bom HC

The State made the submission in an affidavit filed in response to a plea before the Court seeking a declaration of legal services "essential" to enable the travel of lawyers in local trains amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bombay High Court Lawyers
Bombay High Court Lawyers

The State of Maharashtra has submitted before the Bombay High Court that its circular regarding the list of "essential services workers" permitted to commute in special local trains plying amid the COVID-19 pandemic does not violate an Advocate's right to practice.

An affidavit to this effect was filed in response to a plea seeking the declaration of services provided by legal professionals as “essential services” so as to enable their travel in the special local trains.

The State affidavit has been filed through Kishor Raje Nimbalkar, Secretary, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar is hearing the matter (Chirag Chanani and Ors. v. Union of India and Anr).

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