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Advocates Protection Bill: BCI accepts 7-Member Committee’s Report, asks Stakeholders to give feedback before July 9th [Read Press Release]
SC strikes down the Discplinary Rules framed by Madras High Court for Lawyers Advocates
02 Jul 2021
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On Friday, the Bar Council of India via its Press Release has informed that the Seven-Member Committee constituted by it to draft an Advocates Protection Bill has furnished its report and the same has been accepted by it.
The Council has now invited inputs of the stakeholders on the draft Bill and thus has directed the circulation of the draft Bill to all Bar Council and Bar Associations of the country. They have been requested to provide their inputs within a week’s time or before July 9, 2021.
Suggestions/ Inputs can be mailed at: email@example.com
The Council has assured that it shall duely consider the suggestion and accordingly make changes to the draft bill (if required) before sending it to Ministry of Law and Justice to table at Parliament.
The seven-member committee constituted by BCI following several Advocate’s assault reports from across the country to draft a bill in protection of them, comprised of:
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Senior Advocate S Prabakaran, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India;
Senior Advocate Debi Prasad Dhal, Executive Chairman, Bar Council of India Trust;
Advocate Suresh Chandra Shrimali, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India;
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Advocate Shailendra Dubey, Member, Bar Council of India;
Advocate A Rami Reddy, Executive Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India Trust;
Advocate Shreenath Tripathi, Member, Bar Council of India; and
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Advocate Prashant Kumar Singh, Member, Bar Council of India.
The Bill aims at ensuring 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 safety.
The Press Release to this regard read:
“The Committee has also deliberated upon the need for social security, apart from physical security and the protection against illegal arrest and detention and redressal of grievances of