Until now, we have seen videos of people having food and whatnot during TV news debates but with most things moving online due to the pandemic, there are new surprises every day.
I am hinting at a recent hearing of Rajasthan High Court where lawyer Rajeev Dhavan was seen enjoying hookah.
No joke, here’s the video of the same.
Is this what video conferencing going to be in future? And is this the way senior advocates going to act in court?— Adv. Vinay Vats ❄️ (@VinayVats_Adv) August 12, 2020
Mr Rajeev Dhavan smoking Hukka in live court proceeding. What juniors will learn?
Such a shameful act. @ANI @Swamy39 @Anant_Republic @republic pic.twitter.com/9lhRwyr79a
Hiding his face behind papers, Rajeev Dhavan tried to have a few drags, but forgot, I am assuming that the smoke can fly. For a split second, he can also be seen holding the nozzle of hookah as other lawyers like Kapil Sibal continue speaking in the court of Justice Mahendra Kumar Goyal.
The hearing was regarding 6 BSP MLAs merging with the Indian National Congress, and the video of it went viral soon after.
Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan is enjoying hookah at the time of hearing.— KAILASA's Nithyananda🚩🚩 (@SriNithyananda_) August 13, 2020
Now it's Rajasthan "High" Court.😂😂 pic.twitter.com/PxbOT3ltHm
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan smoking hookah during Rajasthan HIGH court virtual hearing 😂 pic.twitter.com/rJ47YHbZgt— Govinda Zavar (@GovindaZavar) August 13, 2020
Sr. Adv. Rajeev Dhavan smoking hookah during a hearing of Rajasthan High Court.— Yash Dutt (@_yashdutt) August 14, 2020
शौक बड़ी चीज है💯 pic.twitter.com/sGT6v7Dm9Z
That’s why i don’t support permanent virtual court.— Adv Anup K Tiwari (@AdvAnuptiwari) August 12, 2020
Sr Adv Rajeev Dhavan, using a hookah. Who is representing Prashasant Bhushan in contempt case.pic.twitter.com/6smZruimJy
That’s senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan casually smoking a hookah during a Rajasthan High Court hearing on merger of six BSP MLAs into Congress.#Rajasthan #RajasthanPoliticalCrisis pic.twitter.com/bZZqHNPgda— Hamza Khan (@Hamzwa) August 12, 2020
Even Senior Advocates like Rajeev Dhavan is not serious at the time of hearing.— Shiva Badugula🇮🇳 (@imshiva_b) August 13, 2020
This is the position of Judiciary in our country.😂😂😂 https://t.co/MaZdDj8d6Q
There is no smoke without fire: #Rajasthan High Court hearing on disqualification of the 6 BSP MLAs who later merged with #Congress.— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) August 12, 2020
That’s Sr Adv Rajeev Dhavan, using a hookah. He is also the lawyer for adv Prashant Bhushan in the latter’s contempt case. pic.twitter.com/iF0FmeUuaV
According to The Indian Express, Justice Mahendra Kumar Goyal later advised Dhavan to quit smoking, and apparently he told him that he shall.