Due representation for SC lawyers sought
Tribune, 13th Oct. 2000
CHANDIGARH, Oct 12 - The Punjab and Haryana High Court Advocates (Dr Ambedkar) Welfare Association, Chandigarh, in a memorandum to the Governor of Haryana, has demanded that due representation be given to the Scheduled Caste advocates in the office of the Advocate-General, Punjab and Haryana, as law officers and in other offices concerning judicial matters.
Members of the association, led by its president, Mr Tarsem Lal, met the Governor, Mr Babu Parmanand, and said Advocate- General offices of Punjab and Haryana, though having a large number of judicial officers, had none from the Scheduled Castes, except one in Punjab. He demanded change in the criteria of appointment of judges to the High Court and Supreme Court so that SC members of the Bar could also be elevated to Judges.