Uttarakhand HC comes down heavily on Bar Association resolutions preventing lawyers from appearing for accusedSeptember 4 2019
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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