No farewell likely for P D Dinakaran

With Dinakaran being transferred after nine controversial months, which made him stay away from conducting judicial proceedings in Karnataka, several advocates are of the opinion that he should not be accorded a farewell.

Advocates Association Bangalore (AAB) President K N Puttegowda said many members are against the idea of a farewell function and the association will act as per the decision of the members. This is the first instance where a Chief Justice has been denied farewell by the association.

Interestingly the opposition to host a farewell to the Chief Justice is also growing within the Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC), where members are against such a move.  
KSBC former chairman Y R Sadashiv Reddy and former Vice Chairman Muniyappa said: “We oppose any decision on a farewell function to the Chief Justice.”
Some of the senior counsels feel that it would be embarrassing for both the outgoing Chief Justice as well as the Bar and therefore it is better if he is not given a farewell.
“I feel that he might not accept it,” said B V Acharya, senior counsel and former Advocate General.

However, a section of advocates want to give Dinakaran a farewell on their own even if the Bar doesn’t cooperate.
Ramamurthy, an advocate who had organised a protest in favour of the outgoing Chief Justice, said: “He (Dinakaran) is a victim of false allegation and vested interest. We, like-minded advocates, will give him a farewell.”

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