24 - 04 - 2019

Lawyers join nationwide protest in support of BCI’s demands

Agartala, Feb 12,2019: Lawyers in Agartala today participated in a peaceful protest rally in full court dress from  High Court of  Tripura ( Lichubagan  to Raj Bhavan to hand over the memorandum of their demands to the Prime Minister of India through the Governor of  Tripura, Professor  Kaptan Singh Solanki.Chairman of High Court Bar Council , Pijush Kanti Biswas said in absence of Governor an official of Raj Bhavan received the memorandum.     

The demands put forth by the lawyers include that all the bar associations of the country should have chambers, adequate building, sitting facilities with well-equipped libraries, e-libraries, internet facilities, toilet etc and separate sitting and toilet facilities for lady advocates.

“Budgetary allocation of Rs 5000 crores for lawyers and litigants welfare in the Union Annual Budget in order to provide insurance cover of upto Rs 20 lakh for lawyers and their families (dependants), stipend for needy new entrants at the Bar up to five years of their practice (minimum Rs 10,000 per month) and financial protection to lawyers and their dependants in case of untimely death or incapacitation by reason of disease, accident etc,” said a statement.