DHUBRI, April 22 - Protesting against the proposed Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017 by the Law Commission of India (LCI), members of Dhubri Bar Association (DBA) ceased their work for the day and set ablaze copies of the recommendations in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office here on Friday.
Members of the Dhubri Bar Association led be AK Fazlul Hoque, president of DBA and Jamshed Talukdar, Secretary of DBA submitted a memorandum to the Minister of Law, Ravi Sankar Prashad through the Deputy Commissioner. The memorandum mentioned that from the provisions of the proposed Bill, it appears that the Law Commission desires to destroy and abdicate the autonomy granted by the Advocates Act, 1961 to the Bar Council of India and that of the States.
�If this Bill is passed, the legal system will be highly disrupted. The recommendations in the Bill is not only undemocratic, but is also very harmful for the society at large,� opined Talukdar, and added, �if the proposed change in the Act is made, we will adopt more stringent methods to protest against it�.