'Madras HC Bar Second to None in India'

Published: 30th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2015 04:35 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:Members of the judiciary should remember that the respect, status and reputation they get in society is all because of the great institution, the High Court of Madras, said Justice V Dhanapalan, cautioning that the danger to the reputation of the court was from within the fraternity.

The judge, who bid farewell on Friday after serving the Madras High Court for over nine years, called upon the legal fraternity to forebear from doing anything that may even remotely harm the 150-year-old court.

“The Bar of this court is second to none in the entire country, but a few members require guidance in the right direction,” said Justice Dhanapalan during the farewell ceremony organised on the court campus.

Stating that advocates were judges of judges, he said, “Combination of a healthy Bar and an upright Bench alone can ensure speedy dispensation of justice.”

Highlighting the need to safeguard judicial independence, he said that any attempt to denigrate the judiciary should be avoided.

“If our judiciary loses its repute in the country, there will be no hope for Rule of Law,” he added.

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