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The Foul Breath Of The Law

Allegations of a casteist insult are at the centre of an ugly row between the bar and the bench

The Foul Breath Of The Law
Jitender Gupta
The Foul Breath Of The Law
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The tension, which had been brewing for the past few months, reached a flashpoint in January when seven lawyers were arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a judicial magistrate. The case against the lawyers is that they, led by bar association president O.P. Sharma, barged into the courtroom of judicial magistrate Chander Hass, hurled expletives at him and shouted "Chandu Chamar murdabad".

The Faridabad case is yet another instance of sharp differences cropping up between lawyers and the judiciary. In his fir, lodged three days after the incident, the judge accused eight lawyers of insulting him and heaping casteist invectives on him. The accused, however, deny this.

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