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Delhi Bar Council elects RS Chauhan as nth chairman: Will take up welfare & ‘uncle judge’ syndrome

Ram Singh Chauhan: Will take up 'uncle judges'
Ram Singh Chauhan: Will take up 'uncle judges'

Delhi high court advocate Ram Singh Chauhan was elected today by the Delhi bar council members unanimously after previous chairman Surya Prakash Khatri stepped down.

No one stood against second term bar council member Chauhan, who said he will be set to complete the remaining one-and-a-half-year tenure as chairman.

Legally India understands that in the current Delhi bar council’s term of more than three years, around seven or eight members each have held the chairman position.

When contacted by Legally India, outgoing chairman Khatri commented that he was happy with Chauhan’s election but was in a meeting and therefore unable to explain in detail why he had resigned.

Commenting on his win, Chauhan told Legally India: “Let’s see what we can do for lawyers and the welfare of people of Delhi and the welfare of advocates.”

He said that welfare was an issue because lawyers had no scheme for insurance or medical.

He also added that he opposed what is often referred to as the “uncle judge” syndrome. “We are against the people who are practising [before] kith and kin of the court.”

“I am personally very against all this,” he added. “It is a serious consideration [in the] freedom of the judicial system of the country.”

Chauhan said that he would approach the higher judiciary to address this issue.

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