BCI Refused to Grant Stay Against the Order Passed by Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana in the Matter of High court Bar Association Revision Petition

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Minderjeet Yadav Chairman Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana said that We Should Obey the Orders Passed by the BCI

Punjab &Haryana High Court Bar Association had demanded the transfer of Justice Ravi Shanker Jha Chief Justice to another High Court and Boycott his Court Until his Transfer

Chandigarh : The General Council of Bar Council of India on 10.05.2021 while hearing the revision-cum-stay petition filed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association against the order passed by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana whereby it had stayed the resolution dated 07.05.2021 which demanded the transfer of Justice Ravi Shanker Jha Chief Justice to another High Court and to boycott the Court of CJ until he is transferred, has refused to grant stay on the order passed by the Bar Council opining that,‘As stated above in the clear opinion of this Council, the grievances raised by the High Court Bar Association need to be redressed as far as practicable and feasible. The Council therefore admits this Revision Petition for final hearing. Issue notice to the respondent i.e. Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana fixing 14th May, 2021 as the date for final hearing.

However under the facts and circumstances of the case, the Council does not find any prima facie case for grant of any stay of the order dated 07.05.2021 passed by the Hon’ble Chairman Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana. Neither the Bar Council of India nor the State Bar Council can support any resolution of any Bar Association giving call for the boycott of the Court of Chief Justice or or any Judge of any Court on such ground. It can be done only in the rarest of rare cases when there is no other remedy left to the Lawyers bodies.

The demand of transfer of Chief Justice prima-facie does not seem to be proper and justified, nor is going to solve the problem. Any type of such politics should not be allowed to be played in any Bar Associations. The Associations should desist from passing such resolutions.’
While opining on the correctness of the resolution passed by the High Court Bar Association, General Council of BCI stressed on the amicable settlement of this issue for which a seven Member Committee was formed to meet the Chief Justice and represent grievances.
The Committee is to prepare a report giving opinion/suggestions on the same before the next scheduled hearing i.e. 14.05.2021.

After getting the orders of the Bar Council of India ,the chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Minderjeet Yadav has said that BCI is our apex body and we should obey the orders passed by the Hon’ble BCI and the rift between the bar and bench should be resolved immediately taking into consideration the larger interest of the legal fraternity.

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