NASHIK: Two days ago, a woman lawyer was attacked in the shopping complex of the city’s main bus station. The Nashik Bar Association has protested against this attack and demanded that the Advocates Protection Act should be enacted and the attackers should be severely punished so that such attacks do not happen in future.
Meanwhile, at Thakkar Bazaar in the city on Saturday (Dec 18) night, an Advocate was attacked by ten people. A case has been registered at Sarkarwada police station. The Nashik Bar Association has protested the incident.
In the press conference held in the IT library of the district court, Adv. Thakre said that the incident has been protested by lawyers across the state. Attacks on lawyers by people with hooligan tendencies while doing legal business is worrisome. Such attacks are on the rise and the legislation needs to be framed to prevent such incidences.
Secretary of the Association Adv. Jalindar Tadge said that the statement should be made legally. The press conference was attended by Adv. Sharad Gaidhani, Sanjay Gite, and Kamlesh Palekar among others.
Earlier the lawyers' body Bar Council of India expressed the need to introduce the Bill to protect advocates from attacks. The reasons and objects for the need to introduce the Bill include -- The recent rise of assault, killing, threat, and fear caused to advocates while honestly discharging their professional duties is an alarming situation and causing discrepancies in rendering professional services to their clients. The following recent incidents of assault, criminal force, the threat caused to advocates has led to apprehension in the minds of advocates which in connection leads to delayed injustice.
Hence, the legislation has to look into it and provide an effective solution and there is a need to provide social security and to ensure that the necessities and requirements to the advocates as there are also rendering professional services.