Raj lawyers to observe March 1 as 'protest day'



Jaipur: Lawyers in Rajasthan will observe March 1 as 'Protest Day' and gherao the state Assembly building on March 6 to protest the government "inaction" in meeting their demands, which include allotment of houses on concessional rates among others.

"We have unanimously decided to observe March 1 as 'protest day' to protest the apathy of the state government towards our genuine demands," Bar Council of Rajasthan chairman Sanjay Sharma said here on Wednesday.

We have called a statewide dharna on March 1 and will gherao the state Assembly on March 6, he said.

The lawyers are demanding allotment of houses to them on concessional rates, Rs 2,000 stipend per month to a new lawyer till five years, e-library in all bar associations at district and tehsil level, quota for students from Rajasthan in National Law University and pension fund among others.

PTI