Prashant Bhushan quits governing bodies of 3 NGOs

New Delhi: Advocate Prashant Bhushan has resigned from the governing bodies of NGOs Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), Common Cause and Swaraj Abhiyan.

Bhushan said in a tweet: “People are asking if I have resigned from CommonCause, CPIL and Swaraj Abhiyan. I have resigned from the GBs (governing bodies) of these since the Bar Council was hounding me citing a rule that I can’t appear in court for an organization if I am on its governing body. I will continue to do their cases and guide them.”

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According to the Bar Council Rules On Professional Standards, “an advocate should not appear in or before any judicial authority, for or against any establishment if he is a member of the management of the establishment.”

Bhushan had received a notice from the Bar Council on the ground that he was representing the NGOs in the court despite being a member of the management of those organizations.

[source_without_link]IANS[/source_without_link]

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