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Friday, 25 November 2011

Delhi HC notice to SC, AG and SG on a petition asking that all the advocates be allowed to practice before the apex court

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Supreme Court, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Supreme Court bar association and Advocate on Record association on a petition filed by Balraj Singh Malik asking for abolishing Supreme Court rules which provided that a petition can only be filed through an Advocate on Record.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice R S Endlaw issued the notice after the petition prayed that in the light of the notification of Section 30 of the Advocates Act on 15th June 2011. The notification provides that each and every advocate enrolled in any state bar council shall be entitled to practice before any court throughout India including the apex court.

The petition also prayed before the court to declare Rule 2,4 and 6B of order IV Supreme Court rules. These rules provide that only an Advocate on Record can practice before the Supreme Court.


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