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21st Dec, 2020 at 5:57 PM
The Madras High Court on Friday emphasised that advocates should refrain from resorting to boycotts and strikes, given that this would affect the rights of the litigant public and the justice delivery system.
The Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and B Pugalendhi made pertinent observations on the issue while providing police protection to an advocate who claimed that he was being prevented from accessing his chambers by members of the Nagercoil Bar Association owing to his non-participation in a strike called over the farmers’ issue.
Owing to his non-participation in the strike and given that he appeared for a client in court the same day, he was also suspended from the Bar Association, the Court was told.
Taking a critical view of these events, the Court remarked,
“Bar leaders are neither labour leaders nor political leaders to call for a strike and they are advocates belonging to a noble profession.”
It went on to observe that legal profession is a noble profession, and advocates are supposed to discharge their duties not only towards their clients and but also towards the society.