Calcutta Lawyers Demand A Change Of Uniform
June 16, 2017
The Calcutta High Court lawyers have written to the Bar Council of India, urging the removal of the black coats and gowns as the essential dress code inside the courtrooms.
The lawyers under Bar Association of Calcutta High Court wrote to the Bar Council of India to consider changing the dress code imposed by the British. Engaging in their day-to- day work has become impossible owing to sweltering heat. The chairman of Bar Council of India Prasanta Dutta also feels that it’s time some thoughts are given to the court uniform.
This year, the lawyers had also requested for extending their summer holidays from one week to a fortnight, even though the chief justice and other judges did not approve of it. Things came to such a pass that the Bar Association was planning to boycott four courts. However, the Association General Secretary Suranjan Dasgupta said that the Chief Justice has assured them that no cases will be dismissed and all cases will be heard expeditiously.