Following a resolution passed on February 23, Allahabad High Court Bar Association has terminated the membership of a lawyer who filed a case through e-filing despite a call to all the lawyers to abstain from work.
Advocate Sunil Kumar Chaudhary was asked to appear before AHCBA on March 2 to apologize and failing which the AHCBA will be writing to Uttar Pradesh Bar Council to terminate his membership.
“Despite the decision of the High Court Bar Association to abstain from judicial work while being agitated by the General Assembly, Shri Sunil Kumar’s membership was terminated with the consent of the High Court Bar Association due to filing of PIL through e-filing and this opportunity was provided that If Sunil Kumar does not apologize before President/ General Secretary of High Court Bar Association till 12.03.2021, then the High Court Bar Association will write to the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh to cancel their registration,” said AHCBA resolution passed on Monday.
An order was signed by HCBA, Allahabad’s president Amrendra Nath Singh and Secretary Prabha Shankar Mishra stating that strict action will be taken against advocates who indulge in court proceedings either physically or virtually.
Allahabad High Court Bar Association has been on strike and abstaining from work since February 23 to protest against the Uttar Pradesh Educational Services Tribunal Bill, 2021.
The resolution stated that establishment of the Principal bench of Tribunal in Lucknow is against the Supreme Court guidelines and expressed the displeasure felt by lawyers practicing in Allahabad high Court against the decision.
The Bar Association submitted that the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has assured that the principal bench would be established in Allahabad/Prayagraj. They sought the directions that the Principal Bench of the tribunal should be established in Allahabad and another one in Lucknow.
Oudh Bar Association has also been abstaining from work. However, they are protesting against the bifurcation of the Tribunal. They simply proposed that the Tribunal should be established in Lucknow without any bifurcation.
“There is a newly constructed huge building of HC, comprising of well furnished 55 Court rooms, but only 30 courts are functioning,” said the resolution passed by Oudh Bar Association.