BCI proposes to frame rules curbing Lawyer Strikes & Court Boycotts

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Aishwarya Rathore

Published on August 27, 2021, at 12:55 IST

The Bar Council of India informed the Supreme Court on Friday that it is proposing to frame rules to curb lawyers’ strikes and Court boycotts and suggest action against bar associations that act in breach.

Senior Advocate Manan Kumar Mishra informed the Bench, “We convened a meeting of all Bar Councils with the Bar Council of India (BCI). We propose to frame rules to curb strikes and boycotts and rules to punish members of the Bar Association who go on strike without proper justification. “

The Court earlier had asked the BCI Chairman to address the problem of lawyer strikes.

The Bench noted, “Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, who is also the Chairperson of BCI, has appeared in pursuance of a previous order. He submits that compliance with prior directions was delayed due to the onset of the pandemic. A meeting has been convened by BCI with all Bar Councils. “

The Bench further observed that since the BCI has seized with the matter, the Court decided to adjourn the matter at Mr. Mishra’s request to the third week of September. BCI will therefore file an affidavit on the steps taken.

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