A joint meeting of the BCI and State Bar Councils held on Sunday called for the government to frame an effective law for the protection of lives, interests, and privileges of advocates and their families
The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Sunday called for the Union Government to frame a law for the protection of advocates and their families.
According to a press release, a joint meeting of the BCI and State Bar Councils held on Sunday called for the government to frame an effective law for the protection of lives, interests, and privileges of advocates and their families and demanded an effective law for appropriate payment of compensation in case of any attack on them or any bodily harm or injury to them or their family.
Notably, the meeting also advised the Supreme Court to leave the issue of same sex marriage for legislative consideration, stating that India is a diverse country with a mosaic of beliefs, and any matter that is likely to tinker with the fundamental social structure should necessarily come through the legislative process.
The meeting also discussed and passed several resolutions regarding various issues like uniform rules for the enrolment fee, approval of the Bar Council of India Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022 and the qualification for being a voter and member of State Bar Councils as well as BCI.
The meeting was presided over by Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Chairman, Bar Council of India and ended with the vote of thanks given by S Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India.