A day after writing to Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana expressing his anguish over the failure to consider several outstanding issues from the Bar, the The Supreme Court Bar Association has decided to hold a candle light march at the Rajpath to raise the Bar’s grievances.
The Executive Committee, SCBA, in its meeting held on 07.01.2022, unanimously decided to hold a Candlelight Walk starting from India Gate at a time and date to be decided by the President when a large number of lawyers can participate in accordance with the guidelines of the DDMA.
The candlelight march will take place to raise the following grievances:
1. Lawyers are muted and not silenced by court staff and this militates against the concept of open court as provided for in Section 145 of the Constitution.
2. Questions that are not listed on a non-discriminatory basis, ie strictly by filing date.
3. Delay in finalizing the seniority list for room allocation, which resulted in a delay in room allocation, although the rooms have been ready for 3 years.
4. Non-consideration of SCBA members for elevation to various High Courts.
5. No action has been taken for the construction of a new barristers’ chamber on the land behind the petrol pump near the ITO.
6. Not giving Supreme Court attorneys access to the auditorium and additional space in the Supreme Court building while Supreme Court attorneys are equal stakeholders in the institution and , moreover, the said space has been made available to the Supreme Court in Appu ghar at the request of SCBA.
The Supreme Court Bar Association had written to Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana yesterday expressing its anguish over the failure to consider several outstanding issues from the Bar.
Senior Counsel Vikas Singh, SCBA President in his letter to the CJI and the 5 senior Supreme Court Justices requested that an urgent hearing be granted to the SCBA Executive Committee to discuss the issues and that necessary action be taken as soon as possible.
“We now feel that the SCBA, since it has never resorted to strike action in its history, is not being given the prominence it deserves.” the letter had indicated