Supreme Court advocates on Wednesday requested Justice Arun Mishra to be a little bit more patient in dealing with lawyers.
The Executive Committee of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association, in a resolution, said lawyers have been repeatedly raising grievances about unwanted treatment and personal remarks by Justice Mishra.
On Tuesday, Justice Mishra told senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan that contempt proceedings and conviction would be initiated against him.
SCAORA said the incident happened when Mr. Sankaranarayanan was performing his professional duties as a lawyer in the case. It said the duty to maintain the dignity of the court lay both with the judges as well as the lawyers.
The controversy comes shortly after Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, at a felicitation programme conducted by Supreme Court lawyers in his honour, said lawyers and judges were equal partners or co-parceners in the justice administrative system.