Chennai, Jul 4: More than one lakh advocates boycotted the courts in Tamil Nadu, pressing their demands including reservation on appointment of civil judges.
In Chennai, members of the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) took out a procession in and around the High Court complex. MHAA office bearers led by MHAA President R C Paul Kanagaraj met the Chief Justice A K Ganguly and submitted a memorandum.
Through the memorandum, the MHAA had requested the CJ to immediately withdraw the recommendations made to the Tamil Nadu Government to respect the amendments to be made in the rules and allowing the ministerial staff to participate in civil judges selection, as it would seriously jeopardize the interest of the practicing lawyers and judiciary.
The memorandum requested the State Government not to implement recommendations on eligibility criteria for the civil judges selection and also urged the Government to follow the judgement of the High Court and Supreme Court in this regard.
The Woman Lawyers' Association and Tamil Nadu Advocates Association also participated in the boycott.