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BCI and High Court Bar Associations: Throw the recommendations and Bill of Law commission in Dustbin

Team SoOLEGAL 17 Apr 2017 12:25pm

BCI and High Court Bar Associations: Throw the recommendations and Bill of Law commission in Dustbin

A joint meeting of Bar Council of India and High Court Bar Associations has resolved to organize massive protests against it, named, “The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017” as draconian and an ‘Anti Lawyer Bill”.

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 The meeting between the Bar Council of India and representatives of all the High Court Bar Associations on April 9 has asked all lawyers to withhold from court work after lunch on April 21. The meeting has also demanded a legislation to replace collegium system.

‘Draconian-Anti Lawyer Bill’

The Bar Council of India resolution says that the recommendations of the Law commission has put the entire legal fraternity into jeopardy.  The BCI has also demanded the resignation of Law Commission Chairman Justic`e BS Chauhan, accusing him of misleading the Central Government by making false statement about BCI. The resolution threatens a protest on May 2nd, and a protest march from Patiala House court to Rajghat. “Massive Rallies” and “Jail Bharo Campaign’ are also planned. The Joint resolution demands the Government to “throw the recommendations and Bill of Law commission in Dustbin’.

BCI also plans tomeeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union ministers is also planned to “make them acquainted with misdeeds of the commission”of reviewing Regulatory Mechanism and Regulatory bodies etc. and recommended comprehensive amendments in the Advocates Act

Replace Collegium:

 The meeting has also resolved that the Union Government should come with a new legislation replacing collegium system for appointment of judges of High Courts and Supreme Court in order to ensure transparency in the process of appointment; Bar should also be involved with the process of appointment. It has also demanded a legislation for accountability of judges.

Tagged: BCI   High Court Bar Associations   Draconian-Anti Lawyer Bill  
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