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Common Cause and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have challenged the introduction of the Electoral Bonds, as part of the Finance Act 2017, which have, arguably, made electoral funding of political parties more opaque and legitimised corruption to an unprecedented scale.

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Cont.Pet.(C) 550/2015 in W.P.(C) 821/1990
Contempt Petition against lawyers strike


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Contempt Petition against lawyers strike

Common Cause has filed a contempt petition against the strike of lawyers in Delhi High Court and all district courts of Delhi on the issue of conflict over pecuniary jurisdiction. In WP (C) 821/1990 (Harish Uppal vs Union of India) the Supreme Court had observed that lawyers had no right to go on strike and could not give any call for boycott. The court also held that lawyers refusing to respond to such a call could not be visited with any adverse consequences by the Bar Association or the Bar Council.

The matter was last taken up on January 13, 2017. After hearing the counsels, the Court ordered that reply, if any, be filed within six weeks. The matter is likely to be listed on July 07, 2017.


Contempt Petition (C) 550 of 2015 in WP 821 of 1990
Harish Uppal v Union of India-Dec 2002