Call off strike immediately; BCI tells Jammu, Kathua bar bodies

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday directed the Jammu High Court Bar Association and the Kathua Bar Association to call off their strike with immediate effect.

“We have made a request and issued a direction to them to convene an extra-ordinary meeting tomorrow to decide on the issue,” BCI chairman and senior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra said here.

The BCI Chairman said that if any lawyer is found guilty, then the council will go to the extent of cancelling the legal practice license of the lawyers.

The bar council’s decision came after its general body meeting, convened today in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s notice to it.

The Supreme Court had taken suo motu cognisance of a strike call given by the Kathua and the Jammu and Kashmir bar associations in connection with the gang rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu region and issued notice to the bar bodies.

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