‘Tamil Nadu has always given India the best advocates’

“Advocates should offer free services to the disadvantaged. They should realise that they are entrusted with the noble duty of upholding the Constitutional rights of the people,” said Justice F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, Judge of the Supreme Court, here on Thursday.

He was addressing the inauguration of the library sections at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court Bar Association (MMBA) named after eminent lawyers late M.G. Mukundaraja Iyengar, late M. Chelladurai and senior advocate T.R. Rajagopalan of the Madras High Court.

Justice Kalifulla urged the advocates to equip themselves and raise their standards, following the examples of the eminent advocates. “Tamil Nadu has always given India the best advocates, who even played during the Constitutional Assembly proceedings,” he said.

Justice M. Jaichandren of the Madras High Court bench here insisted that the younger generation of advocates should imbibe culture, tradition and high standards from the senior advocates.

Justice V. Dhanapalan said the Madras High Court bench advocates should strive to raise the standards of the bench on a par with the other High Court benches in India.

Isaac Mohanlal, president of the MMBA, spoke.

N. Krishnaveni, general secretary of the MMBA, K. Veluchamy, member of the Tamil Nadu Bar Council, and T. Srinivasaraghavan, advocate of the Madras High Court bench, spoke.

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