Guwahati: Lawyers Join Nationwide Protest in Support of BCI's Demands
GUWAHATI: Lawyers in Guwahati today participated in a peaceful protest rally in full court dress from the Gauhati High Court (old block) to Raj Bhavan to hand over the memorandum of their demands to the Prime Minister of India through the Governor of Assam, Professor Jagdish Mukhi.
The memorandum consisted of an extract copy of the minutes passed in the emergent extraordinary general meeting of Gauhati High Court Bar Association (GHCBA) dated 11.2.2019 (Monday) in pursuance to minutes of the joint meeting with all the state bar councils and representatives of the High Court Bar Associations which was held on 2nd February, 2019 in the Bar Council of India (BCI) premises, New Delhi.
Among some of the demands of the lawyers are making stipend for junior advocates compulsory, providing assistance to flood-affected advocates, providing insurance cover for lawyers and increasing pension for old and indigent advocates.
Members of the Bar Council of North East, the Gauhati High Court Bar Association, All Assam Lawyers Association, Gauhati High Court Advocates Association and Lawyers Association of Gauhati jointly participated in the protest.
Lawyers from across the country observed a strike on Tuesday, February 12 to press for their demand for allocation of Rs. 5,000 crore in the Union budget for their welfare. The strike was called for by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in association with the state bar councils and representatives of the various high court bar association.
Lawyers in Guwahati Joins Nationwide Protest