On Wednesday the Madras High Court at Madurai passed an Interim Order restraining the Lawyers from wearing Advocate’s Gown, Coat and Band while participating in demonstrations and strikes.
A Division Bench of Hon’ble Justice N Kirubakaran and Hon’ble Justice B Pugalendhi observed that Advocate’s gown can only be worn within the court premises.
The Court has directed the State Bar Council of Tamin Nadu and Pudducherry to ensure and issue directives to Advocates to refrain from wearing black gown and band during strikes.
A Petition was filed by an Advocate namely B. Ramkumar Adityan, with the prayer to issue directions to the bar council to ban wearing of gown and band during strikes and protests.
The Petitioner pleaded before the court that the gown and band worn by Advocates is a symbol of honour, wisdom, dignity and justice, which every Advocate has to keep up with. Wearing T-Shirt and Jeans in the Temple of Justice should not be allowed,