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The Secretary said that the SCBA should not be used for "political agenda", adding that the meeting is being called to discuss the removal of Dave as President as well as a primary member of the SCBA.
After the Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Advocate Ashok Arora called for a general meeting with one of the stated points of agenda being the removal of Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave from the President's post, Dave has hit back terming the move as illegal, improper and unfortunate.
Arora, who is the Secretary of the SCBA, has called for the general meeting to be held on May 11 through a web session.
The meeting is called invoking Rule 22 of the SCBA Rules for the purpose of considering various points of agenda, one of which is to remove Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave from the post of SCBA President.
There has allegedly been objection registered by several members of the SCBA to a resolution passed by the SCBA in February this year. It is stated that the meeting called by Arora will also address the agenda for withdrawing this resolution as well.
The disputed SCBA resolution referred here concerns the condemnation of statements made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of PM Narendra Modi during the International Judicial Conference conducted last February.
While calling for the general body meeting, Arora said that the office of the SCBA should not be used for "political agenda", going on to add that the meeting is being called to discuss the removal of "Sh. Dushyant Dave from the post of President of SCBA", and to remove Dave from the primary membership of the SCBA "for working against the interests of the Bar."
Dushyant Dave Response
Dave has responded sharply to this meeting and the agenda set out, asserting that, being the elected President of the SCBA, he will continue to serve in such capacity till the end of his tenure.
Dave has maintained that the Executive Committee (EC) of the SCBA has not called for any such meeting and Arora's action is not only "illegal and improper" but also "unfortunate and wrong".
Dave adds that he has been elected by the SCBA members and it is only these members who will have the power to oust him from his post as the President, and "not some person carrying personal agenda" in a reference made to Arora.
Through these means and designs, the dignity of the SCBA has been put at stake, Dave says while signing off his message to the SCBA members.
The meeting called by the Secretary of SCBA is scheduled to be held on May 11 at 4.30 PM.
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