Punjab and Haryana HC Bar Association Boycotts and Seeks Transfer of Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha

On Monday, the Bar Association of Punjab and Haryana High Court resolved to request Chief Justice of India and Union Law Minister to transfer Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha to some other High Court.

The resolution was passed because the High Court is reluctant to resume physical functioning of the Court even though schools, religious places, theatres and gyms were fully functional, and even political gatherings were taking place.

The resolution states that the High Court’s closure, which is the custodian of the Constitution and protector of fundamental rights, sends a wrong signal. Its closure also takes away the livelihood of lawyers, clerks, stenos, and other people associated with the legal field.

In this regard, the Association urged that Chief Justice should be transferred to some other High Court. The resolution further reads that until the Chief Justice is transferred or till the Court’s physical opening, lawyers will boycott Chief Justice’s High Court.

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Through this resolution, the Bar Association also removed Advocate General Atul Nanda from Association’s membership alleging that he worked against Court’s physical opening and acted against the Bar.

As per the resolution, member of the Association who appeared in Court today(01.02.2021) will be stripped of their membership.

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