Delhi high court stops hearing as lawyer abuses women


Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Delhi high court on Monday abruptly ended a hearing into the dubious activities in a Rohini ashram in the city after it’s lawyer claimed “naari narak ka dwar hai”. Acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar warned advocate Amol Kokane it can initiate contempt proceedings against him for such statements, before ordering him and others to leave the court room.

Lawyer claimed before the bench that “according to Sankaracharya, ‘nari narak ka dwar hai’ (women are the gateway to hell)” triggering a strong objection by an anguished bench which demanded to know which Sankaracharya he was referring to, only to be met with silence. The remark by the lawyer came in response to the court’s query on why only women and girls were being “abandoned” by parents at the ashrams of the Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya founded by Dixit.



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