Advocates may relent as CJI promises to intervene

Advocates may relent as CJI promises to intervene

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur today advised the agitating Telangana advocates and judicial officials to withdraw their strike and resume duties instantaneously and enable him to sort out the issue. As the CJI also promised to talk to Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda to find an amicable solution with a logical end, TS Advocates are likely to withdraw their strike temporarily through a meeting in Hyderabad on Monday.

The Supreme Court Chief Justice, who has already seized the matter and summoned Hyderabad High Court Chief Justice Dileep B Bhosale, has asked a team of Telangana judicial officials, led by Rajender Reddy and others, to meet him at his Delhi residence and withdraw the protests. During their interaction, the Telangana Advocates JAC urged Thakur to intervene for immediate bifurcation of the high court and recall the suspended judicial officials besides stalling the appointments of the same which was done violating norms.

Admitting the need for the split of the high court among two Telugu States, Thakur reportedly agreed to their argument that the HC took a unilateral decision of appointing judicial officials without a Central committee’s guidelines. They also apprised the CJI of injustice being meted out to them as the AP Government seems to show upper hand even after bifurcation of judicature and urged him to find a solution with a meeting with two Chief Ministers — K Chandrasekhar Rao and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for speedy disposal.

Talking to media persons, Rajender Reddy said the CJI has promised to sort out the issue and asked us to withdraw the strike. The CJI said he can only intervene in the issue when the advocates should withdraw their stir otherwise it will send wrong signals.  The TS Advocates will hold a meeting in Hyderabad on Monday to discuss and take a decision on their stir he said. (NSS)