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BCI cancels today’s press meet about unruly advocates due to Republic Day

The Bar Council of India (BCI) cancelled the sudden press conference that it had called unexpectedly to announce its action against advocates who “create ugly scenes in courts”.

The BCI was to hold the press conference at 130pm today at its own premises, but BCI staff said that in light of Republic Day arrangements in Delhi “the authorities did not give permission” to the BCI to hold the conference.

The staff said that the BCI would likely announce a fresh date soon for this particular press meet.

The BCI chairman had announced the call for the press meet one day after altercations between senior advocates Dushyant Dave and Indira Jaising during the judge Loya case hearing in which they were appearing as opposing counsel.

BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra had noted that ““the entire institution is becoming a mockery at the hands of only 3-4 such Advocates” who create “ugly scenes in the courts every day”.

No bar council has yet taken any action (other than tame show cause notices and possibly one hearing) against, for example, advocates such as ML Sharma.

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