MP HC cracks whip on lawyers for striking work; notice reaches some who are now judges

MP HC cracks whip on lawyers for striking work; notice reaches some who are now judges

NEW DELHI: The Madhya Pradesh high court in Jabalpur has cracked the whip on lawyers who struck work on April 27 against chief justice A M Khanwilkar’s decision to set up a committee to examine representations for creation of a circuit bench in Bhopal.

Citing a 2003 judgment of the Supreme Court which banned lawyers’ strikes, the HC created a record by issuing notices to thousands of advocates who represented litigants in cases listed for hearing on April 27.

In its order, the HC said, “Not only have they rendered themselves liable to be proceeded against for contempt (of court) but also to pay the cost and damages to litigants, who have suffered because of non-hearing of their cases today (April 27).”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/MP-HC-cracks-whip-on-lawyers-for-striking-work-notice-reaches-some-who-are-now-judges/articleshow/47837789.cms

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