The Bar Council of Delhi has established a special committee to draft the Advocates Protection Act for the safety of lawyers practising in the national capital who are registered with the lawyers’ body.
The move comes after recent attacks on lawyers, both inside and outside the courts.
The legislation aims to be enacted by the Delhi Government, and the newly-formed Special Committee, led by K.C. Mittal, former Chairman of the Bar Council of Delhi, will draft the comprehensive plan.
Other members include D.K. Sharma, Chairman of Executive Committee of BCD; Sanjay Rathi, Hony. Secretary of BCD; Ajayinder Sangwan, Co-Chairman of BCD; and Ajay Sondhi, Co-Chairman of BCD.
The Bar Council of India has also proposed a similar legislation to the Government of India.
The Bar Council of Delhi has also requested input from all its members and office bearers of the coordination Committee of the district bar associations.