Advocates across MP abstain from court work


To vent ire against delay on the part of the State Government in implementing Advocates’ Protection Act, Advocates of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh and Jabalpur District Court remain abstain themselves from the Court work on Monday. ADVOCATES burnt the effigies of Ministers, Government of Madhya Pradesh, who opposed the Advocate Protections Act during the Cabinet Meeting.

Senior office bearers of the Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association said that during the recently held Cabinet Meeting, few of the Cabinet Ministers of State had opposed the Advocate Protections Act, which brew ire amongst the legal fraternity. Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association, Madhya Pradesh High Court Advocates Bar Association, District Bar Association, Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council and Acting Advocate General had conducted a joint meeting and took a decision to abstain from court work and observe ‘Prativad Divas’, on July 15.

Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council (MPSBC) also taken a decision that the Advocates of the entire State would join the strike and protest delay in implementation of Advocates’ Act. SBC of MP also called state wide strike on July 16 pressing similar demand of Advocates Protection Act. Raman Patel, President, High Court Bar Association, Manish Tiwari, Secretary, MPHCBA, Harpeet Singh Ruprah, Secretary, High Court Advocates Bar Association, Sudhir Naik, President, District Bar Association, Jabalpur, R K Singh Saini And Radhelal Gupta, Member Of The Madhya Pradesh State Bar Council, Advocate Paritosh Trivedi, Vice President, HCBA, S D Gupta, Pankaj Tiwari, O P Agnihotry, Pramendra Sen, Advocate Amit Sahu and others protest to the strike.