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Differences over re-opening of courts: GHCAA prez Yatin Oza resigns

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Senior lawyer and president of Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) has resigned from the post and tendered his resignation letter to the secretary general of the association. Oza in a letter to the secretary general said he was resigning over differences among office bearers about re-opening of courts for physical hearing.

Oza referred to a referendum held by the GHCAA to decide whether members wished for the court to start functioning physically. Of the 800 members who voted, 64% were in favour of courts functioning physically while 36% wanted virtual hearing. Oza said the association as a result also requested the chief justice to re-open the courts. He, however, accused General Secretary Prithviraj Jadeja of acting against the mandate when the office bearers of the association were called for a discussion by the bench.

Oza in his letter said that it was only because of Jadeja, who opposed the opening of the court, that he could not convince the bench on the same. He said he was tendering his resignation due to this as it was not right to change a referendum.