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Lawyers to hold protest march on Tuesday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

City lawyers will take part in a protest march from to on Tuesday demanding budgetary allocations for the welfare of advocates, a statement said on Monday.

According to the of India, 1.7 million lawyers across the country are showing solidarity to the protest march.

"The legal fraternity is urging the to provide budgetary allocations at all-level to ensure that the welfare scheme for lawyers as stated above is implemented uniformly at the national level," said K.C. Mittal, Chairman, of

He said the peaceful protest march will start from at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday and proceed to

The office bearers of the of India, Bar Council of Delhi, and High Court Bar Association, among others, will participate in the protest march.

According to the Bar Council of Delhi, "The said protest is being undertaken to press for various demands, as the has done nothing for the legal fraternity despite the fact that advocates are the pillars of the democratic fabric of the country."

The demands raised by the lawyers include providing medical facility, insurance, housing schemes, financial assistance to young lawyers, pension schemes, not scrapping the Bar Council of and Council like the Medical Council of India, to amend the Legal Service Authority Act to enable the lawyers to discharge the functions under the Act and to amend all the acts for the appointment of retired judges as presiding officers in various tribunals and commissions.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 16:36 IST
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