New Delhi: Lawyers oppose BCI recommendation to bar them from strike

Protest against report on march 23

Written by Anindya Thakuria | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2017 4:46 am

Lawyers in Delhi on Saturday threatened to go on strike on March 23 against the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) recommendation that lawyers be banned from participating in strikes and abstaining from court work. The Coordination Committee of the All District Court Bar Associations told the media during a press conference at Patiala House courts, that it has come across reports that the BCI has suggested stringent measures — including fines and suspension of advocate’s licence — for participating in strikes.

Sources in the BCI confirmed to The Indian Express that Manan Mishra, BCI chairman, has recommended to the Law Commission that lawyers who strike for “unjustified causes” should face disciplinary action. However, these recommendations are not binding, sources said.

Committee spokesperson Jaiveer Chauhan said they tried to confirm the report from Mishra, but have not received any response yet. He added that the Law Commission is yet to provide them with a copy of the recommendations. The lawyers’ body announced that on March 23, they will not attend court, will gherao Mishra’s office and burn his effigy.

“If the recommendations are not withdrawn even after March 23, we will plan a bigger strike which will see participation of lawyers from all across the country,” Chauhan said.

Stressing that the main stakeholders, the lawyers themselves, were not consulted while making such a recommendation, Chauhan attacked Mishra for not allowing the Bar Council Election to be held in 13 states of the country.

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    1. Aanand Kanthasamy P
      Mar 25, 2017 at 1:25 am
      it is very must need to amend strict rules against lawyers. because of lawyers lot of truth are failed, lot of common people are loose their money by lawyers fees. very high fees lawyers demanding. for notice serve minimum 1999 to 3000 they demand. hiring lawyers are very very costly and mental torture for people who need justice by court. after getting case they not do their job sincerely, only for money they work.lot of illegal degree holders are practising in court as lawyer. interact with both client and accused is very common and looting money both side.
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      1. Mahender Goriganti
        Mar 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm
        First weed out all the fake lawyers (it is reported gt;-% are fake degrees). debar all those who are protesting right now.. Conduct a re certification examination every 5-10 years.
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        1. Mahender Goriganti
          Mar 19, 2017 at 12:00 am
          Lock them a UP. cancel al licenses as it is reported that more than 40% are with fake degrees. conduct re certification examination every 5-10 years to all. .
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          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Mar 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm
            read it as gt;40%
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