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Lawyers' conduct in Babri case shameful, says Chief Justice

New Delhi
Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday lamented the conduct of certain senior lawyers during the hearing in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and dubbed it"shameful".
Senior lawyers Kapil Sibal, Rajeev Dhavan and Dushant Dave had threatened to leave on Tuesday after the apex court asked senior counsel C.S. Vaidyanathan to commence arguments in the Ayodhya case.
"What happened yesterday (Wednesday) was shameful. What happened day before yesterday (Tuesday) was extremely shameful,"said Chief Justice Misra, who heads the Constitution Bench."Unfortunately, a small group of lawyers think they can raise their voice. We make it clear that raising of voice will not be tolerated. Raising of voice only shows your (lawyers) inadequacy and incompetence."Reminding the Bar of its traditions, he said:"It is not the tradition of the Bar. If the Bar does not regulate itself, we will compel it to regulate itself,"Chief Justice Misra said.
Sibal, Dhavan and Dave had sought deferment of the Ramjanambhoomi case hearing till after the 2019 general elections but the Supreme Court had asked senior counsel CS Vaidyanathan -- appearing for deity Ramlala -- to commence arguments.


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