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BCI withdraws protests after Law Minister's assurance

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Bar Council of on Friday decided to call off all agitation programmes after Minister assured them that no action will be taken on the Commission recommendations, including a proposal to ban strikes by advocates.

"As I was hoping, Minister has clearly said that no action will be taken by the government on the recommendations of Commission. In view of this clear assurance of our government, the Bar Council of has decided to recall all the agitation programs to protest the Bill and report of Commission," BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a Facebook post.

Lawyers all over the country abstained from court work after lunch on Friday and also burn copies of the Commission recommendations and the Advocates Act (Amendment) Bill 2017, BCI said.

The Commission had suggested that lawyers should be slapped with penalties if they resort to a strike in the future.

The BCI has dubbed the amendments proposed by the Commission in the Advocates Act as "draconian, anti-lawyers, unconstitutional, undemocratic and anti-people".



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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:56 IST