Cease-Work To Continue In HC, Meeting On April 3

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Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court lawyers’ bodies are going to hold a general body meeting on Monday to decide the fate of their month-long cease-work. Several senior lawyers are in favour of ending the stir now, after Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra’s request to withdraw it and Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s assurance to a delegation of high court lawyers that the issue of appointing judges would be expedited.

Calcutta High Court Bar Association president Uttam Majumdar termed the back-to-back meetings as very positive. “We will inform the general body on the outcome. A final decision will be taken by them,” he said.

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” Incorporated Law Society secretary Paritosh Sinha also dubbed the meetings in New Delhi as “fruitful”. “We will apprise our members of the details. A final decision will be taken by them,” he said.

According to a senior lawyer who was part of these meetings, the CJI met the lawyers on Friday March 16 at 1:30 pm and their meeting continued well after 2 pm. “The CJI said the names of seven candidates which have come from the Centre with IB reports will be considered by the collegium soon.

The CJI has also agreed to consider our request for representation of Calcutta High Court on the Bench of the Supreme Court, according to a lawyer. “The Chief Justice earnestly requested the bar to withdraw the cease-work,” the lawyer added.

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