Bar Council of Delhi to observe July11-12 as prote
Bar Council of Delhi will support apex lawyers` body Bar Council of India`s agitation against the proposed Higher Education and Research Bill.
New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi has decided to support apex lawyers` body Bar Council of India`s agitation against the proposed Higher Education and Research Bill by observing July 11 and 12 as "protest days".
Earlier on June 12, the BCI in a statement here had said that lawyers across the country would abstain from work on July 11 and 12 if legal education is not removed from the purview of the proposed Higher Education Research (HER) Bill.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has been opposing the controversial HER Bill, which is aimed at regulating the legal education, saying it is an attempt to take away their powers and hand them over to nominees of the Human Resource Development Ministry.
In a meeting held here on Friday, the BCD and all the Bar Associations of Delhi unanimously resolved to observe July 11 and 12 as protest days and warned that the movement will continue if the ministry concerned does not withdraw the provisions in the bill which are against the legal community.
"All the members unanimously have resolved to adopt the resolution passed by the Bar Council of India to observe July 11 and 12, 2012 as "protest days" and shall abstain from attending their works on these days and this movement will go on unless the concerned ministry withdraws the unwarranted provisions against the legal community in the proposed bill," BCD Secretary Murari Tiwari said.
The BCD also said that by way of the proposed bill, the government is trying to take away the Bar Councils` power and is trying to replace the BCI`s Legal Education Committee with a National Accreditation Regulatory Authority which will decide whether or not to grant approval to educational institutions, including law schools.