Supreme Court Issues Notice to Odisha Bar Association, Asserts That Bar Association Can’t Abstain From Court To Condole Lawyer’s Death


The Supreme Court has taken a stern stance against the decision of the Raigarh Bar Association in Odisha, which abstained from court work for a day to condole the death of one of its members. While recognizing the unfortunate loss of a lawyer, the Court issued a notice to the bar association, asserting that such incidents should not serve as a justification for bringing judicial proceedings to a halt.

The Court’s decision underscores the importance of upholding the integrity and efficiency of the justice system, even in the face of tragic events. It emphasizes that while mourning the loss of a colleague is a natural response, it should not disrupt the essential functioning of the courts, which play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law and delivering justice to those who seek it.

By issuing this notice, the Supreme Court sends a clear message that legal proceedings must continue without unnecessary disruptions, while also recognizing the importance of paying respects and offering condolences to the deceased lawyer’s family and colleagues through appropriate channels outside the courtroom.

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