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Jodhpur lawyers on strike against CM Gehlot's 'corruption' in judiciary remark

'The chief minister has made an insulting remark against the judiciary and advocates are not working today as a symbolic protest for a day', said Ravi Bhansali.
Last Updated : 01 September 2023, 10:29 IST
Last Updated : 01 September 2023, 10:29 IST

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Work was affected in the lower courts of Jodhpur and the high court here as advocates launched a one-day strike against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's remark suggesting 'corruption' in the judiciary.

Gehlot had on Wednesday suggested that some judges might be reading out orders drafted by the lawyers. "Corruption is rampant in the judiciary today", he said. However, a day later, Gehlot said he has always respected the judiciary and his statement did not reflect his 'personal opinion'.

Offended by the statement, lawyers had announced the daylong strike across all courts in Jodhpur, where the main bench of the Rajasthan High Court is located.

President of the Rajasthan High Court Lawyers Association Ravi Bhansali said there are nearly 10,000 advocates in Jodhpur and they all have voluntarily boycotted work.

"The chief minister has made an insulting remark against the judiciary and advocates are not working today as a symbolic protest for a day", he said.

Bhansali said hearings in the court were affected as well because of the boycott.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday in Jaipur, Gehlot said, "Corruption is rampant in the judiciary today. I have heard that some lawyers themselves take the judgement in writing and the same judgement is pronounced".

He later backtracked as a former Uttar Pradesh chief justice weighed in, a lawyer filed a plea in the Rajasthan High Court and another sent an application to the state's advocate general for consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Gehlot.

Former Allahabad High Court chief justice Govind Mathur said the chief minister's comment was uncalled for. 'It is not only irresponsible but objectionable too.

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Published 01 September 2023, 10:29 IST

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