The practice in the top court is when the Chief Justice’s court assembles, advocates stand in queue to request the Chief Justice to list urgent cases for out of turn hearing, this takes away court’s precious time.
Senior advocates usually don’t stand in the long queues because of their seniority, jumping the queue to seek urgent hearing of their cases.
For the last few days, junior advocates standing in queue haven’t been able to get their changes as senior advocates take most of the time and the Chief Justice stopped others from mentioning urgent requests.
Yesterday, advocate PV Dinesh raised this issue with the CJI in the open court accusing senior advocates of taking most of the time leaving, the juniors in the lurch.
During the tenure of the then Chief Justice of India, Justice SH Kapadia, this out-of-turn hearing was completely abolished.
Later, Justice RM Lodha during his period as CJI stopped senior advocates seeking out-of-turn urgent hearings.
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