Members of the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) and Women Lawyers Association (WLA), who were staging agitations demanding recall of the 10 shortlisted names of advocates for appointment as additional judges of the Madras High Court, will abstain from attending all the courts and other fora on Tuesday.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the separate extraordinary general body meetings of the associations, chaired by RC Paul Kanakaraj and D Prasanna respectively, on Monday.
While the first resolution of the MHAA alleged that the shortlisted candidates of advocates do not possess the mandatory requirement of sufficient eligibility and suitability for appointment to the post of additional judges to the Madras High Court, which has a history of judicial credibility maintained consistently for over 150 years, the second resolution urged the Supreme Court to drop the contempt of court proceedings initiated against S Prabakaran, president of TN Advocates Association and also co-chairman of Bar Council of India, New Delhi, after a lapse of 10 years, on Monday.
The proceedings would certainly amount to interference in the professional practice of an advocate, it said.
The third resolution said that the advocates, besides boycotting the courts, would also stage a day-long hunger strike from 10 am to 4 pm demanding recall of the list.
The fourth and final resolution said that another EGB meeting will be conducted at 4 pm on Tuesday to decide the future course of action.