Not supporting lawyers protest in Kathua Case: Jammu Bar to Supreme Court

The Jammu High Court Bar Association on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it did not support the lawyers’ protest in connection with the Kathua gangrape and murder case.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that it had constituted a team, headed by a former high court judge, which had visited Kathua to assess the situation relating to lawyers’ protest.
Meanwhile, the Kathua District Bar Association told the bench, comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, that it had already withdrawn the strike on April 12 itself.
Advocate Shoeb Alam, appearing for the state, opposed the tagging of plea filed by the victim’s father, who is seeking the transfer of case from Kathua to Chandigarh, with the suo motu matter related to lawyers’ protest there.
The bench, while clarifying that the administration of justice can’t be interfered with, asked the Jammu High Court Bar Association, BCI and others to file their affidavits by April 24 and listed the matter for hearing next week.

Hearing next week
The bench, while clarifying that the administration of justice can’t be interfered with, asked the Jammu High Court Bar Association, BCI and others to file their affidavits by April 24 and listed the matter for hearing next week