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Supreme Court Bar Association president Dushyant Dave resigns


New Delhi, January 14

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave resigned from his post with immediate effect on Thursday saying he has forfeited his right to continue.

Acting SCBA Secretary Rohit Panday confirmed the development that the senior advocate had resigned with immediate effect.

Dave, in his brief letter, stated that the tenure of the Executive Committee of the SCBA had already ended and it might not be possible to hold virtual elections as per schedule “due to reservations held by some lawyers”.

“Following recent events, I feel that I have forfeited my right to continue at your Leader, and so I hereby tender my Resignation from the post of the President of the SCBA with immediate effect. Our term has already come to an end,” he said in his letter.

“We sincerely decided to hold virtual election to elect a new body. Now I find it may not be possible to hold them as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee due to reservations held by some of you. I understand their position and have no quarrel with it but to me any further continuation as the President in these circumstances will be morally wrong,” the letter further read.

Dave also expressed his gratitude to all members of the SCBA.

“I must place on record my deep gratitude to each of you for being part of this EC and contributing immensely during COVID-19, perhaps the greatest challenge to mankind we will ever see in our lifetime. You have done proud to this Institution, the SCBA. It was a privilege to be with you. I wish you all lots of good luck for a better future,” Dave said in his letter. PTI





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Agitating Farmers Tear-Gassed On Way To Dushyant Chautala’s Residence


Unable to proceed to Dushyant Chautalas’ houses, farmers sat on a dharna on Sirsa-Barnala Highway.

Chandigarh:

A group of farmers agitating against the three central farm laws were on Tuesday tear-gassed and stopped from proceeding towards the residences of Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Power Minister Ranjit Singh Chautala in Sirsa.

The police lobbed tear gas shells and also used water cannons against the farmers near the Ram Leela Ground in Sirsa city when they tried to cross police barricades on a road leading to the Mr Chautala clan houses barely 200 meters away.

Unable to proceed to Mr Chautalas’ houses, the farmers sat on a dharna on Sirsa-Barnala Highway in the state and accused the two state government ministers from the Mr Chautala clan of sullying the image of farmers ”messiah” Devi Lal.

Before starting their march towards Mr Chautalas’ houses, the farmers belonging to 17 different peasants” organisations had held a ‘mahapanchayat” at the Ram Leela Ground under the aegis of Haryana Kisan Manch to protest the three farm reform laws.

Prominent among those who took part in the meeting included Haryana Bhartiya Kisan Union chief Gurnam Singh, Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav and state Kisan Manch president Prahalad Singh.

After the meeting, several farmers from the 17 outfits headed towards the Mr Chautalas’ residences but their bid was foiled by police.

Giving vent to his anger against the uncle-nephew duo from the Mr Chautala clan, Bhartiya Kisan Union chief Gurnam Singh lamented that while late Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal always fought for farmers, both Ranjit Chautala and his nephew Dushyant Chautala were busy “enjoying pleasures of power”, “ignoring” farmers” interests.

“Both Dushyant and Ranjit Chautala are bringing disrespect to the name of farmers ”massiah” Devi Lal by misusing his name in the garb of the peasantry,” said Haryana Kisan Manch president Prahalad Singh.

Asserting that the Centre’s farm laws were anti-farmer, Yogendra Yadav demanded resignations of the uncle-nephew duo from the state government.

Gurnam Singh said a meeting of representatives of various farmers’ organisations will soon be convened to chalk out a programme to intensify the farmers” agitation all over the country.

Meanwhile, MLA Abhay Singh Chautala condemned the use of tear gas shells and water cannons on protesting farmers by the police.



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