[Coronavirus Lockdown] Advocates Association Bangalore writes letter to PM Modi requesting financial package for Junior Advocates
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[Coronavirus Lockdown] Advocates Association Bangalore writes letter to PM Modi requesting financial package for Junior Advocates

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Advocates Association of Bangalore has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a financial package for junior advocates during the 21-day Coronavirus lockdown period.

The letter emphasized that young/junior advocates are left with no earning at this point and therefore, it is essential to provide them financial relief. In this regard, the letter states,

"The Advocates are working day and night to safe guard the interest of society. Advocate's are serving the society without any permanent income. In the back drop of complete Lockdown, courts were also completely closed. In this situation young / junior Advocates OF STATE are left with no earning. They are finding it very difficult to lead their life."

AAB letter to PM Modi

The letter written by AAB President AP Ranganatha notes that on March 26, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced a package for women, farmers and laborers of the unorganized sector during the lockdown period. Likewise, a package for advocates is also necessary, the letter highlighted.

"In this critical situation, the Central govt should announce the financial package to the young/junior Advocates of the state for their sustenance, in par with other packages announced."

Ranganatha further urged the Bar Council of India (BCI) and State Bar Councils to utilize the welfare fund amount to help the younger members of the Bar.

Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa has also been asked to provide all necessary assistance to junior advocates of the state.

In a significant development in the fight to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a complete lockdown for 21 days.

[Read letter here]

AAB letter to PM Modi.pdf
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