Supreme Court: Create Grievance Committee to deal with Lawyers’ strikes


Alka Verma-

Published On: September 20, 2021 at 16:25 IST

The Supreme Court of India has decided to pass a detailed Order regarding how to deal with the problems of Lawyers’ Strike as well as Court Boycotts.

The Court decided to pass a Comprehensive Detailed Order after observing that illegal and unreasonable strikes and boycotts happening.

It also mentioned that Bar Council of India and State Bar Councils have a stand against such unreasonable strikes and boycotts, but they still continue to happen.

“Despite the firm stand taken by BCI to not to encourage boycott of courts, still in some Taluka and District Courts and even some High Courts, the strikes are called and Courts are boycotted. We would like to pass a Comprehensive Detailed Order on how to deal with the problem of boycotting the Courts and going on strikes by the Advocates,” stated the Apex Court.

Nowadays in view of pendency of large cases, when common man and litigants are waiting for their turn for a number of years, we cannot afford such strikes and boycotting of Courts. If litigants do not get timely justice, ultimately it will affect rule of law and credibility of justice delivery system. Therefore, a detailed order will be passed. List on 4th October,” stated the Court.

The Bench made all the observations after taking the account of the submissions made by Senior Advocate Manan Kumar Mishra appearing on behalf of the Bar Council of India.

The submission was about the view expressed by the office-bearers in a recently held meeting at BCI regarding the illegal and unreasonable strikes and boycotts.

The Bench while going through the submission also gave a hint of considering to constitute Grievance Redressal Committees which will work at local levels for listening the problems of Advocates so that strikes can be avoided.

For now, the comprehensive detailed order regarding how to deal with the strikes and boycott will be passed on 4th October, 2021.

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