GUWAHATI, April 24 - Registering its protest against the proposed amendments to the Advocates Act, the Lawyers� Association, Guwahati (LAG) has written to the Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Extending solidarity to the nationwide movement launched by the Bar Council of India (BCI) against the Advocate (Amendment) Bill 2017, the lawyers� body stated that the proposed recommendations of the Law Commission of India would destroy the autonomy to the legal fraternity, given by the Advocates Act of 1961.
Earlier, the LAG members had also set ablaze the copies of the proposed amendments registering their protest at the CJM court campus of Kamrup Metro.
�A memorandum with the signatures of advocates has been submitted to the Union Law Minister through the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro,� said Benudhar Nath, general secretary of the Lawyers� Association.
Terming the proposals as a mere tool to gag the legal fraternity, the Association further stated that the Union Government must desist from such activities in future as well.