MHAA to boycott courts on July 4

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Chennai, Jul 2: Supporting the demands of the Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry Advocates Association, the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) has decided to boycott courts on July 4, MHAA President R C Paul Kanagaraj said.

Protesting the decision of the Full Court Meeting of the Judges of Madras High Court and Madurai Bench to permit the High Court and District Court staff to apply for the posts of Civil Judges in the state, the lawyers in the district and subordinate courts in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry have decided to boycott court proceedings for three days from today.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Federation of District and Subordinate Courts Bar Associations of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry held on July one under its Chairman C P Paramasivam.

The Federation, while expressing its dismay, observed ''the decision in principle of the Full Court Meetings would affect the prospects of young lawyers.'' It also recalled the recent judgement pronounced by the First Bench of Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice A K Ganguly and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah, that lawyers enrolled with Bar Council alone were eligible for selection.

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