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Nov 17 5 tweets 3 min read
Just hours after our report on transfer of Justice Nikhil Kariel to Patna High Court, hundreds of advocates opposing the move, gather in the court hall of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar, Gujarat High Court.

CJ Kumar: Why has the bar gathered in this court hall?

A Senior Adv: With transfer of J Kariel, there has been a death of independence of judiciary. We are here to observe two minutes silence for the same.

#GujaratHighCourt #JudgeTransfer
CJ Kumar: Where did you get the notification?

Sr Adv: We saw it on Bar & Bench. So, we are here.

CJ Kumar seeks a copy of the same.

Sr Adv: Normally, the Chief Justice of the High Court needs to be consulted before transferring a judge. Even the judge's consent is required.

CJ Kumar: See Mr Counsel...

Live Streaming stops for 2 minutes and is resumed only when advocates start getting out of the court hall
Chief Justice Aravind Kumar to meet bar members at 1:45 PM today.

The Gujarat High Court Advocates' Association to chall out its plan after meeting the CJ. It was initially going to pass a resolution opposing the transfer at 2 pm today.


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