The July 7 circular was sent to all district courts.
It referred to incidents in which “damage has been caused to statues of national leaders, leading to friction” and law and order issues in different places.
Lawyer bodies sought nod for Ambedkar portraits
The issue pertains to representations received from various advocate associations seeking permission to unveil portraits of Ambedkar and senior advocates of the association concerned. In a meeting conducted on April 11, the full bench of the high court rejected all such requests.
Listing out various resolutions passed by the full court meeting in this regard, the circular pointed out that in the meeting held on March 11, 2010, “the full court resolved not to permit erection of any more statues on court campuses”.
On April 27, 2013, the full court directed the Kancheepuram principal district judge to persuade the Alandur Court Lawyers Association to remove the portrait of Ambedkar and rejected the request of the Cuddalore Bar to display his picture in the newly-constituted special courts, the circular said.