Govt cannot be a mute spectator to hardships faced by lawyers during lockdown: Plea in SC seeks uniform welfare scheme for Advocates
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Govt cannot be a mute spectator to hardships faced by lawyers during lockdown: Plea in SC seeks uniform welfare scheme for Advocates

Debayan Roy

A petition filed in the Supreme Court has stated that the government has remained a mute spectator to the hardships faced by lawyers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Filed by Advocate-on-Record Abhinav Ramkrishna, the plea has urged the Court to issue directions so that the government, in tandem with state bar councils, formulates a uniform welfare scheme for all lawyers affected by the lockdown.

The petitioner points out how lawyers are finding it difficult to sustain themselves in the wake of closure of courts.

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