The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Tuesday took a serious note of lawyers burning the effigy of the Madras high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul as part of their indefinite boycott of courts, and said the action would be dealt with in a stringent manner.
The lawyers were protesting recent amendments to the rules under the Advocates Act.
“It is very painful to note that a few members of Tamil Nadu’s legal fraternity burned the effigy of the hon’ble chief justice of the Madras high court. We strongly condemn the acts committed by the unruly, unbecoming professionals. It is a clear case of professional misconduct,” the bar council said in a press release here.
“We will not keep quiet. The bar council has viewed this issue very seriously, and will deal with it very stringently in accordance with the law,” it said.
A section of high court lawyers went on an indefinite boycott of courts on June 28 to protest the recent amendments to the rules under the Advocates Act. The registrar general has constituted a five-judge committee to look into their objections.