Shocking! Bar Council Of India: 126 Protesting Lawyers Suspended In Tamil Nadu :- The Bar Council of India suspended 126 lawyers, including office bearers of various Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu. This is the first kind of decision in the legal history. They were suspended because they are going ahead to strike against the Madras High Court notification amending Advocates Act despite requests to withdraw the protest.
On Monday, the action was made public hours before the lawyers planned to encircle the Madras High Court campus. The decision to suspend the lawyers was taken at the General Council of BCI held in New Delhi on Saturday. The 21 members of the Joint Action Committee is spreading the agitation against the new notification of the Madras High Court.
BCI said that it was very painful and the Indian legal profession is facing the darkest days of its history. The suspended lawyers include P Thirumalairajan, Chief Coordinator of JAC spearheading the agitation and its members Arivazhagan, M VeImurugan and Nalini.
14 lawyers from Dharmapuri, 11 each from Ramanathapuram and Namakkal, 13 from Coimbatore, 9 from Tiruchy, 10 each from Tuticorin and Karur were among those suspended by the Bar Council of India.
The resolution said that most of the Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu State absented themselves from work for the last two months. They indulged in several kinds of unruly, indecent, arrogant activities which are most unbecoming of the conduct of an Advocate.
The resolution said that These suspended persons shall not be allowed to practice in any Court in India. Suspended lawyers shall not be treated as an Advocate for any purpose.
The suspended lawyers said that we will face it legally in the court.
Mr. Arivazhagan told DC that We have been conducting our agitation in a very peaceful manner and we will continue to do so. There was no need for the Bar Council to suspend so many lawyers. We will challenge it. We will face it legally.
Lawyer Ms Nalini said that it is a wrong move of Bar Council. We had met the Chief Justice of India only a fortnight ago seeking his intervention to solve the issue. But suddenly, the Bar Council has suspended us. We will not accept the suspension. We have been fighting for the right cause.