Cont.Pet.(C) 550/2015 in W.P.(C) 821/1990
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 9th April 2018.