Advocates Boycott Court Proceedings

The advocates of local courts here have  boycotted the proceedings to register their opposition against Supreme Court Chief Justice R M Lodha’s proposal to scrap the vacation system for courts and saying they should remain open throughout the year.

Published: 14th June 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: The advocates of local courts here have  boycotted the proceedings to register their opposition against Supreme Court Chief Justice R M Lodha’s proposal to scrap the vacation system for courts and saying they should remain open throughout the year.

M Kumaran, president of the Pondicherry Bar Association, told Express that the proposal, with the aim of clearing the massive, growing pile of pending cases across courts, was  implemented, it would put pressure on the lawyers and judges as they may have to work under even more stress as they would not be taking leave.

He said the lawyers would be deprived of time to prepare to argue cases in the court and judges too would not be able to give judgements using the time available to them despite their busy schedule.

Kumaran said the backlog in cases can be reduced by ensuring the appointment of more judges with knowledge, skill, and efficiency. He added the local court judges should not be burdened with accident tribunal cases and so on as they are also expected to deal with either criminal or civil cases.

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