MANAN KUMAR MISHRA
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Press Release dated 02.07.2021
The Bar Council of India would like to announce that pursuant to the decision of the Bar Council of India on 10.06.2021 whereby a 7-Member Committee was constituted to draft the Advocates Protection Bill, the Committee has furnished it’s report today to the Council and the Council had decided for it’s circulation to all the Bar Councils, High Court Bar Associations and Supreme Court Bar Association and also to all other Bars of the country. All the stakeholders have been requested to peruse the draft and provide their inputs, if any, section wise, within a week from today i.e. by/on/before 9th July, 2021 on the Email ID- firstname.lastname@example.org
The suggestions received in the office of Bar Council of India shall be duly considered by the Council and thereafter, the Council will consider about incorporation of necessary changes, if any. The final draft Bill shall be sent to Hon’ble Minister for Law and Justice to table the same before the Parliament.
The seven member committee, which comprised of
1. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India;
2. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India;
3. Suresh Chandra Shrimali, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India;
4. Shailendra Dubey, Member, Bar Council of India and Press Council of India;
5. Prashant Kumar Singh, Chairman, Co-ordination Committee of State Bar Councils;
6. A. Rami Reddy, Executive Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India Trust; and
7. Shreenath Tripathi, Chairman, Legal Aid Committee.
has discussed and deliberated threadbare about all the important issues affecting the Advocates fraternity.
The Advocates fraternity is literally acting as one of essential wings of the justice delivery system akin to the Police and the Judiciary and while the police and judiciary have access to protection, social security and even privileges; the most important link between the two who argue and present the cases/matters in courts is/are not given proper protection against the nefarious activities of anti social elements.
The Committee has also deliberated upon the need for social security, apart from physical security and protection against illegal arrest and detention and redressal of grievances of Advocates and Bar Associations too.
The Committee has endeavoured to take all these connected issues into consideration and drafted the “Advocates Protection Bill”. The Bill, if passed by the Parliament will ensure adequate protection to members of the legal fraternity, so that they can carry on their duties as officers of the court, fearlessly without having to worry about their and their family’s social and physical safety.
(Manan Kumar Mishra)
Bar Council of India