Uttarakhand HC comes down heavily on Bar Association resolutions preventing lawyers from appearing for accused

Meera Emmanuel September 4 2019
accused - Uttarakhand High Court

Taking critical note of Bar Association resolutions urging lawyers to desist from appearing for accused in certain cases, the Uttarakhand High Court recently reiterated that every accused has a fundamental right to legal representation, regardless of the offence he is accused of. The Court highlighted,

"Every accused has a fundamental right, under Article 22(1) of the Constitution of India, not to be denied the right to consult, and to be defended by, a legal practitioner of his choice..If that be the laudable object . . .

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