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Move Against President Dave: SCBA Executive Committee Suspends Secretary Ashok Arora by Majority

Nilashish Chaudhary
8 May 2020 11:30 AM GMT
Move Against President Dave:  SCBA Executive Committee Suspends Secretary Ashok Arora by Majority
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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has suspended its Secretary, Ashok Arora, with immediate effect after the Executive Committee (EC) took this decision in a meeting convened earlier today. It has also been decided that Rohit Pandey, the Assistant Secretary, will take over the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary. This development comes soon after Arora had circulated a...

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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has suspended its Secretary, Ashok Arora, with immediate effect after the Executive Committee (EC) took this decision in a meeting convened earlier today.

It has also been decided that Rohit Pandey, the Assistant Secretary, will take over the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary.

This development comes soon after Arora had circulated a message amongst SCBA members, in an attempt to convene an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) on May 11. On the agenda was the removal of SCBA President, Dushyant Dave, from his post for passing a Resolution on February 25 condemning public remarks made by Justice Arun Mishra in praise of PM Narendra Modi. Arora had alleged that Dave is using the office of SCBA for political purposes and called for his removal from the primary membership of the Bar Association as well.

While this EGM also stands cancelled, it is informed that the decision was passed by the EC with a majority, where the President abstained from voting.

Additionally, a 3-member Committee has been constituted by SCBA to look into the allegations against Arora.

Soon after being suspended, Arora sent out a message to members of the Bar accusing the EC of intimidating him on different occasions and further alleging that Dave's conduct has brought disrepute to the Bar.

"There is documentary evidence to show that the President and his men/women in the EC intimidated me from time to time for which I reserve my right to initiate legal action. They suspended me on vague and baseless allegation. In fact their undemocratic action damaged the reputation of this prestigious Bar", said Arora in his message. 

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