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Rajeev Dhavan withdraws statement of giving up legal practice

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New Delhi: Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Thursday wrote to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra saying that he is taking back his statement regarding giving up legal practice.

In the letter, Dhavan wrote: "Several ex-Justices of the court and a sitting judge, along with many senior and other colleagues have requested me to withdraw my statement. Scores of calls have come from past and present clients to my clerk."

On December 12, alleging humiliation, Dhavan wrote to Chief Justice of India that he will not practice in the court, days after the CJI took exception to the conduct of some senior lawyers.

Earlier in the month, Chief Justice Misra had voiced strong objection at the conduct of certain senior counsel for alleging that the court had narrowed down the scope of the hearing and for being presumptive about the outcome of the hearing at the conclusion of Delhi government's plea and also the Ayodhya matter.

The senior advocate mentioned in the letter that he will continue to fulfill his obligation in several cases including Babri Masjid dispute case.

"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," he said.

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

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