"Have Not Repaid My Debt To The SC & Judicial System": Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan Withdraws Decision To Quit Court Practice

"Have Not Repaid My Debt To The SC & Judicial System": Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan Withdraws Decision To Quit Court Practice

In a letter addressed to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan has withdrawn his decision to quit Court practice, stating that he has not repaid his debt to the Supreme Court and the judicial system.

As per the letter, Mr. Dhavan took the decision after several former and sitting Judges of the Court, as well as several Advocates requested him to withdraw his statement. Besides, he has also highlighted the fact that he is engaged in several matters such as the Babri Masjid case and that he intends to fulfill his obligations in the pending cases.

Seeking to withdraw his statement, Mr. Dhavan finally writes, "There are some things fundamentally wrong with the court and its functioning. But I will never abandon my faith in the rule of law for which the entire judiciary including the legal community are custodians for the people. I am saying no more than I have articulated in my modest book The Indian Constitution: Miracle, Surrender, Hope (2017) of which I enclose a copy under separate cover.

As the New Year ends each and every trespass must be forgotten and forgiven."

Mr. Dhavan had, earlier this month, decided to give up Court practice. In his letter to CJI Misra, he had then written, "After the humiliating end to the Delhi case, I have decided to give up Court practice.

You are entitled to take back my Senior Gown conferred on me, though I would like to keep it for memory and services rendered."


Read the Letter [Courtesy: Outlook]