The All India Bar Association on Thursday brought to President Pranab Mukherjee's attention its "deep anguish" on views of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that the Chief Justice of India should be selected on merit and not on the basis of seniority, saying the current system as stood the test of time.
Jamat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, blamed by India for orchestrating the Mumbai terror attacks, was invited as chief guest at Pakistan`s one of the premier bar associations here, but the decision was opposed by a section of the lawyers.
The president of Nagpur District Bar Association, Advocate Sudeep Jaiswal, who had landed in trouble after slapping a police constable, was booked for allegedly assaulting Head Master of a local school on Saturday, Police said.
The Bar Association of Jammu called a general strike here on Tuesday to demand the rollback of the Jammu and Kashmir government`s decision to transfer land and property registration from the judiciary to the executive.
Undeterred by warning of another
blast, the DHCBA members
including its president and Additional Solicitor General AS
Chandhiok helped security personnel in rushing the injured
to hospitals after the deadly explosion.
The Malaysian Bar has
asked the government to repeal the country`s authoritarian
Sedition Act as it severely encroaches upon "freedom of
expression" and exercise of fundamental civil liberties
enshrined in the Constitution.
A CBI court on Saturday asked
Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association to provide the
"ingredients" on which it had contended that offences are made
out against the accused in the cash-at-judge`s-door
Amid opposition from the counsel of the accused in the cash-for-judge scam, the Punjab & Haryana HC bar association was Monday not allowed to argue a protest plea filed by it against the CBI`s closure report in the matter.