.........CUTTACK: The State Bar Council has decided to observe April 21 as All India Protest Day against the Law Commission report on Advocates (Amendment) Act, 1961. Lawyers of the State will abstain from court work and burn the report of the Commission as a mark of protest on the day.
Informing this to mediapersons on Wednesday, secretary of the State Bar Council JK Samantasinghar said it has been decided to continue the pressure on the Central Government to reject the report of Law Commission.
‘’The lawyers’ community will fight the draconian proposal of the Law Commission to protect its freedom and liberty,’’ he said.
Samantasinghar said the State bar council will hold the National Joint Convention on April 22 at Bhubaneswar in which representatives of bar councils of different States, High Court bar associations and executive body of district bar associations of the State will participate to discuss the report of the commission and decide the future course of action.
The State Bar Council has also invited members of Bar Council of India along with its chairman to participate in the national level convention, he added.