Bar association lauds Tharoor

Staff Reporter

Association thanks M. Vijayakumar also for his efforts

Lawyers’ Congress seeks support for MP’s initiative

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram Bar Association has congratulated Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs, for taking the initiative to meet S.R. Bannurmath, Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court, in connection with the setting up of a High Court Bench in the capital city.

A Bench here has been one of the long-pending demands of the association and its members have been on an indefinite relay Satyagraha in front of the court complex at Vanchiyoor for 495 days now.

In a statement on Tuesday, the association expressed its gratitude to Minister for Law M. Vijayakumar for highlighting the issue before the Centre.

The Indian Lawyers’ Congress lauded Dr. Tharoor on his initiative, and hoped that his endeavour would receive support from the State government. The organisation urged Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan to discuss the issue with the Governor and the Chief Justice.