More than one lakh advocates across Bihar including those in the Patna High Court abstained from work on Wednesday in support of their demand to allow state vigilance in subordinate judiciary to curb 'prevailing corruption.'
Thousands of lawyers in Bihar on Wednesday abstained from work, protesting against the lack of initiative by the Patna High Court on their demand to allow unrestricted entry of vigilance officials into the premises of subordinate courts.
Supported by BJP Odisha unit, Bar Association of Puri called for a 12-hour bandh in the holy town tomorrow protesting against the mismanagement of Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual on June 15 while the powerful body of temple servitors, Daitapati Nijog, on Tuesday tendered an apology for the "blunder."
Lawyers stayed away from Calcutta High Court Wednesday as part of a three-day cease work citing hot and humid conditions, causing harassment to thousands of litigants and prompting the Chief Justice to term the advocates' action as "irritating and painful".
Lawyers need to be aware of serious problems plaguing society like use of narcotics, rise in juvenile delinquency and attacks on people from the northeast to bring out any change, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed on Saturday said.
Ministries should not hire private lawyers but use the services of government advocates, according to a directive issued by the Law Ministry which has taken "serious objection" to the practise of various departments engaging private counsels.
Advocates of the Allahabad High Court, who have been boycotting judicial work for the past one week in protest against the killing of an advocate at the district court premises here, Wednesday called off their strike.
Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.