Lively arguments continued in the Supreme Court in the senior designation row with Attorney General K K Venugopal arguing that designation of senior advocates cannot be termed ‘bad in law’ and it does not violate Article 14 of Constitution. “Classification between lawyers is being done on the basis of various parameters. The classification between lawyers does not violate Article 14 of Constitution. It is done by the courts on the basis of broad parameters like standing at bar, knowledge of law, integrity.
Former ASG Indira Jaising has challenged the “discriminatory” advocate seniority designation rules. She has also given up her senior gown in protest. She alleged that the present system was discriminatory and if we want this to continue with the present system, it has to be democratised.
Courtesy: Live Law