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“Choice of abstaining from work not available to lawyers,” remarks outgoing Chief Justice

“It is my firm belief that the temple of justice has to remain open for litigants to knock the doors at any time. The closure of the temple shakes the faith of the common man”

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Chennai, 17th Feb, 2017: Elevated to the Supreme Court, Sanjay Kishan Kaul: The outgoing Chief Justice of Madras High Court departed with some advice for his fellow lawyers. During his felicitation, he said in his farewell speech “It is my firm belief that the temple of justice has to remain open for litigants to knock the doors at any time. The closure of the temple shakes the faith of the common man.”

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Kaul, who assumed charge as Chief Justice of Madras high court on July 26, 2014 further addressed the audience saying that he had always urged the members of the Bar that the choice of abstaining from work was not available to advocates who were in a noble profession.

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Again, he added that, “Lawyers were the officers of the court who were meant to advance the cause of justice by pursuing cases of their clients.”
Requesting the senior lawyers and judges to nurture youngsters, Kaul thanked the Bench, the Bar and the people of Tamil Nadu for the love they had shown to him.

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Anti-Crypto Law Draft Proposes 10-Year Jail for Dealing in Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies

Besides making it completely illegal, the bill makes holding of cryptos a non-bailable offence

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Holding, selling or dealing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could soon land you in jail for 10 years.

The “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019” draft has proposed 10-year prison sentence for persons who “mine, generate, hold, sell, transfer, dispose, issue or deal in cryptocurrencies.

Besides making it completely illegal, the bill makes holding of cryptos a non-bailable offence.

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security and is generally based on blockchain technology, a distributed ledger enforced by a disparate network of computers. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the world.

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) Holding, selling or dealing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could soon land you in jail for 10 years. Pixabay

Given the high chances of cryptocurrencies being misused for money laundering, various government bodies such as the Income Tax Department and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) had endorsed banning of cryptocurrencies.

The draft bill for banning cryptocurrency has been in the works for some time with Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg leading the exercise.

While strict law would soon be in place to deal with people indulging in trade of cryptocurrency, India is likely to have its own digital currency.

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“A decision on the launch of Digital Rupee would be taken after consulting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI),” said an official. (IANS)