Bar council of India published the draft of LAWYERS SAFETY AND SECURITY BILL for taking the suggestions, opinions and feedback from all the persons who are in any way affected and have interest in the drafted bill.

Bar council of India is open to take suggestions or opinions till July 9, 2021.

This bill is drafted after looking at the increasing scenario of attacks and threatening calls for lawyers. In this bill, the bar council of India took legal measures for lawyers’ protection and safety against the attacks and warnings to lawyers and their families.

This bill is prepared by a group of seven experts belonging to different institutions and organizations associated with lawyers.

According to the suggestion received on the drafted bill from the lawyers, institutions and organizations till 9 July 2021. After the changes bill will be presented before parliament in the monsoon session for debate over it. It will be discussed in the parliament and proposals made for making the changes in the bill.

The drafted bill consists of provision for imprisonment of up to five years if any lawyer is attacked or warned while he is doing his court work or during court hours. The bill propounded minimum punishment for committing any hindrance in his work is up to 6 months.

The bill also consists of the provision of compensation from 2 lakhs to 10 lakhs, if any false case or action taken against the lawyer.

The government also asked the bar council to make the rules for lawyers’ social and economic security during this hard time of the pandemic.

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