Lawyers to stage protest march to press demands

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 11: The Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench Bar Council Association (GHCIPBBCA) said it will stage a protest march and a demonstration at the high court precinct here on 12 February, demanding budgetary allocations for the welfare of the advocates.
The protest march and demonstration are being organized
following the resolution adopted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) recently to press various demands, including insurance cover for the lawyers and their families/dependents, financial assistance to young lawyers, financial protection to the lawyers and their dependents in case of untimely death or incapacitation, housing scheme, amendment of the Legal Service Authority Act, and amendment of all the acts for the appointment of retired judges as presiding officers in various tribunals and commissions, the GHCIPBBCA stated in a release.
It said all bar associations of the country should have chambers, adequate buildings, sitting facilities with internet connectivity, well-equipped libraries/e-libraries, etc, besides separate sitting and toilet facilities for lady advocates.