New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After the thunderous act of violence by the lawyers and equivalent protest by the policemen outside the Police headquarters in Delhi following the scuffle between the two over a parking issue, the Supreme Court on Friday commented for the first time on the incident which shook the whole country.

The Supreme Court in its first comments observed that “there were problems from both sides” -- lawyers and policemen -- in giving the issue a violent turn. The top court also said that “nobody claps with one hand”. 

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The Supreme Court’s comment comes after Bar Council of India Manan Mishra took the complaint against the alleged police brutality in the November 2 incident. The apex court remarked that nobody claps from one hand.

"There were problems from both sides. Nobody claps with one hand," observed a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph.

The statements of the top court come during the hearing pertaining to a strike of lawyers in Odisha. The Supreme Court taking note of the long-standing strike and asked for the assistance of the Bar Council of India and other stakeholders.


Attorney General KK Venugopal was also present during the hearing and the law officer is responsible for the ending of work by the lawyers affecting the people’s access to justice. Venugopal during the hearings also cited the ongoing strikes in several courts of Delhi following the clash between the police and lawyers at the Tis Hazari court complex.

Advocating the lawyers in the police vs lawyers case, advocates Mishra and Vikas Singh questioned the police’s action to protest. The two lawyers submitted that police personnel opened fire at the lawyers and did not behave well with the lawyers.

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Responding to Mishra and Vikas Singh’s arguments, Justice Kaul said, "It is better if we don't say anything. Sometimes our silence is good enough. There were problems from both sides. Nobody claps with one hand. We won't speak much."


In an apparent insult, the judge added, "This can never be an argument that you acted in a certain way because they acted like that."

Posted By: Talib Khan