Hazare arrest: Gujarat lawyer’s leader admonished

August 17th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Gandhinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Lawyer Yatin Oza, president of the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association, was mildly admonished Wednesday when he tried to raise an issue related to activist Anna Hazare’s arrest in Delhi a day earlier.

Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya told him not to bring politics into court. “Do not embarrass the court,” the chief justice told Oza, a former BJP legislator, when he sought to make a representation on lawyers abstaining from court proceedings for the day to protest Hazare’s arrest.

A division bench headed by the chief justice said: “The court will not permit any adjournment on this count and will dismiss cases where the lawyer does not remain present.”

The lawyer’s association earlier passed a resolution saying that its members would stay away from the proceedings to protest Hazare’s arrest.

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