Saturday, March 14, 2009

Today's meeting of the Joint Action Committee of all bar associations in Tamil Nadu

Information gathered indicates that the Joint Action Committee of all the bar associations took strong exception to the communique issued by the Registrar General of the High Court, Madras that from Monday, the 16th of March, all courts would dispose off matters on merits and that in criminal matters, the court would request amicus curiae to assist the court or intimate the accused in jail to make alternative arrangements.

The Joint Action Committee resolved to assist parties through provision of legal aid and that in the present circumstances, no lawyer could assist the court as amicus.

The Joint Action Committee requested all the members of their members to participate in the massive rally to be held on the 19th of February 2009 at Chennai.

It looks likely that the boycott would continue and that the issue would be revisited or reviewed on the 26th of March 2009 or whenever there are any developments.