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India/Jammu & Kashmir: BAJ members protest suspension of eminent lawyers

August 3, 2019

Expressing anguish against the decision of the Executive body of Jammu Bar Association with regard to the suspension of two eminent Members of the Bar who favours retaining of Article 35 A, large number of members of BAJ today held a silent and peaceful protest at High Court Complex, Janipur.

They vehemently  protest the suspension of two eminent Members of the Bar which includes Senior Advocate and Former Bar President A.V. Gupta and Former Senior AAG S.C. Gupta over their stance of strengthening and retention of Article 35-A.

Several Advocates under the Chairmanship of Advocate Jameel Ahmed Kazmi Former Vice-President of Jammu Bar and Former AAG assembled with their mouths covered with black strips symbolizing assault on their freedom of speech and expression and with the placards in their hands demanding immediate revocation of the suspension of two eminent lawyers who had expressed their personal views on the strengthening and retention of Article 35-A.
Before holding the silent and peaceful protest, the members of the Bar assembled in Justice Vinod Gupta Bar Hall at High Court Complex, Jammu and held a meeting for expressing solidarity with two senior members of the Bar who were suspended for expressing their personal views on Article 35-A.

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Section of Bar members hold protest against Suspension of 2 Senior Advocates


Jammu lawyers oppose membership suspension of two lawyers

‌Suspension of 2 Lawyers over Article 35-A: Jammu Lawyers hold Protest

Several HC Bar members hold peaceful protest


India: ‘Divided’ Jammu Bar suspends 2 eminent lawyers for supporting Article 35-A

August 1, 2019

Jammu Bar Association on Thursday suspended two eminent lawyers from basic membership and issued show cause notices to them, after they demanded strengthening of Article 35-A which has lead to division among the lawyers with regard to special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Many lawyers who spoke to Greater Kashmir have threatened en-masse resignation from the Jammu Bar in support of suspended senior lawyers, while terming the decision as inspired by a political party’s agenda.

Two days back, around 150 advocates including senior, youth and female lawyers assembled in Jammu and Kashmir High Court complex to discussed attempts being to revoke special status of J&K. During the meeting, constitutional experts like former Jammu Bar Association president Advocate AV Gupta and former AAG, Advocate SC Gupta, spoke in support of Article 370 and 35-A. They appealed that the special status must be “retained and strengthened.”


After the executive committee meeting, Abhinav Sharma told journalists that all the members of Executive Committee of Jammu Bar have unanimously decided to suspend two lawyers including former Jammu Bar president Adv AV Gupta and former senior AAG Adv SC Gupta from the basic membership and they have been asked to explain their position.


Jammu Bar suspends basic membership of two lawyers

HCBA Jammu suspends members who spoke in favour of Article 35A

BREAKING NEWS: Former Bar President Adv A V Gupta and Former Senior AAG S C Gupta suspended from basic membership of J&K High Court Bar Association

HC Bar suspends ex-President, Sr AAG from basic membership


India: 3.5 lakh lawyers in UP go on strike demanding safer working conditions

July 29, 2019

The lawyers have also demanded that they be provided better security in order to allow them to discharge their duties without fear. (Representational Image/ File photo)

About 3.5 lakh lawyers across Uttar Pradesh have struck work and called a statewide protest over a host of issues which include safer working conditions and better compensation for deceased families, among others.The strike has been called by Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the lawyers are also upset with the annual budget given by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government. The lawyers have also demanded that they be provided better security in order to allow them to discharge their duties without fear.

The protest comes on a day the body of a 35-year-old lawyer was found from the Ganga river in Muzaffarnagar’s Hasvala village, four days after he went missing. Speaking to PTI, Miranpur Police Station in-charge Pankaj Tyagi said that deceased Mohit Sharma had been missing since July 25, 2019. The police officials suspect that Sharma committed suicide by jumping into the river.

Earlier this year, the cold-blooded murder of Darwesh Yadav, the first woman bar council president in Uttar Pradesh sent shockwaves across the country. She was murdered allegedly by her own colleague Manish Sharma. Sharma pumped three bullets and later committed suicide. There have been sporadic incidents of attacks on members of the legal fraternity.

Across several states, lawyers have resorted to similar measures to press the government for their demands.







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India: Indore HC Bar Assn passes resolution condemning CM and law minister

July 27, 2019

Indore High Court Bar Association on Friday passed a resolution condemning Chief Minister Kamal Nath, law minister PC Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha for inviting lawyers to Bhopal for discussion on proposed Advocates Protection Act but not allowing them to speak.

The advocates were invited by office of Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh for discussions with Chief Minister Kamal Nath, law minister PC Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha on Advocates Protection Act on Saturday at Minto Hall in Bhopal.

The advocates were invited for expressing their opinions and discussions but neither Chief Minister nor other political leaders allowed them to express their opinions, said secretary Pankaj Sohani.

Stating that advocates travelled a long distance to express their opinion and their point of view but were just made to sit like mannequin and hear speech, said Sohani and claimed that the state government is taking demands of advocates for implementation of Advocates Protection Act in a very casual manner. This has turned advocates into a laughing stock, he added.

Sohani termed the act as disappointing and insulting. Lawyers have been demanding Advocates Protection Act for the last 10 years.









https://www.bhaskarhindi.com/news/cm-kamalnath-said-soon-implement-the-advocates-protection-act-73832 (HINDI)

India: Gurugram lawyers block expressway to protest peer’s murder

July 26, 2019


Lawyers of the Gurugram district court blocked for about two hours the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway at Rajiv Chowk after the death of an advocate on Thursday. They were demanding fast-track court trial in the murder of Navin Yadav, a lawyer.

Navin succumbed to injuries at a hospital on Thursday. He and his six family members were assaulted by a neighbour, Akhtar, and his associates in a land dispute at Udaka village in the Nuh district of Haryana.

The Nuh police have registered an FIR against seven people under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and arrested three accused.

Stating that Section 302 of IPC has been added against the accused, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dharambir Singh said others, including Akhtar, would soon be arrested.

According to the police, Navin and Akhtar had sought the panchayat’s help in resolving the land dispute. The panchayat decided in Navin’s favour.

“Akhtar was not satisfied with the decision. He and his accomplices attacked Naveen and his family at their house. They locked the door and thrashed them with cricket bats, iron rods and batons. Navin sustained head injuries,” the DSP said.

“It’s a clear case of criminal conspiracy as Akhtar and his men attacked the victim’s house in a planned manner. They locked the door to prevent them from escaping,” said Parvesh Sharma, a lawyer at the Gurugram district court.

As the news of Navin’s death spread, lawyers at various courts, like Nuh, Sohna, Gurugram and Rewari, suspended their work and blocked various highways, including Gurugram-Alwar National Highway in Nuh and Sohna.




Gurugram lawyers block expressway to protest peer’s murder

Gurugram lawyers block expressway to protest peer’s murder

India: Bombay HC gives interim relief to lawyers Anand Grover, Indira Jaising

July 25, 2019

A bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre granted the interim protection to LC and others till August 19, the next date of hearing.

Anand Grover, Indira Jaising

The Bombay High Court on Thursday restrained the Central Bureau of Investigation from taking any coercive action against NGO ‘Lawyers Collective’ (LC) and its founding members, senior lawyers Anand Grover and Indira Jaising.

A bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre granted the interim protection to LC and others till August 19, the next date of hearing.

Based on a complaint by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the CBI had registered a case against Grover and LC for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) in receiving foreign funds for the NGO.

They approached the high court on Thursday seeking that the case, registered by the CBI in June, be quashed.

Senior Advocate Aspi Chinoy, their lawyer, denied all charges of FCRA violation and alleged that the MHA’s complaint and the FIR were, on the face of it, “abuse of power”


Bombay HC restrains CBI from taking coercive action against Lawyers Collective till Aug 19



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India: Govt opposes bail pleas of Rao, Gadling

July 24, 2019

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Justifying detention of Naxal sympathizers Vara Vara Rao and lawyer Surendra Gadling for their alleged role in a case of arson wherein 80 vehicles were torched at Surjagarh mining site in Gadchiroli in 2016, Maharashtra government on Tuesday informed that more names of Maoists and their sympathisers could be revealed as the probe progresses.




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