Thursday, February 19, 2009

SC notice to Tamil Nadu lawyers over frequent strikes

"There have been instances of individual lawyers having been tonsured for appearing in courts during the strike against the dictates by the lawyers' bodies," he said.
"There is an increasing trend of politicisation of bar in the state accompanied with violent tendencies," said Murlidharan.

For example, he mentioned, several advocates ransacked shops around the Madras High court while in another incident they hijacked a bus and took it to the Shastri Bhawan to protest against the self-immolation by a youth to demand welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka.