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Three lawyers make Re 1 donation to TN Bar Council COVID-19 Fund for needy Lawyers; Over Rs 66.5 lakhs collected so far

Apart from the three Re 1 contributions, it has also come to light that two unnamed advocates chose to extend Rs 10 each as aid. Whether these contributions were meant to be symbolic or superficial may be up for debate.

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In a questionable move, three advocates chose to make contributions of Re 1 each to the fund set up earlier this month by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to extend financial aid to advocates unable to sustain themselves due to the standstill in work amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

While the advocates have not been named, the transaction record has been maintained by the Bar Council in a list regularly updated to reflect the donations made to the fund.

Apart from these Re 1 contributions, the list also informs of two unnamed advocates who chose to extend Rs 10 each as aid. Whether these contributions were meant to be symbolic or superficial may be up for debate.

As of April 21, 9 p.m., a cumulative amount of Rs 66,53,197 has been pooled owing to contributions by 311 advocates, including the above unnamed symbolic contributors.

The highest amounts have been donated by Senior Advocates PS Raman and Mohan Parasaran, each of whom contributed Rs 5 lakhs each.

Senior Advocates ARL Sundaresan and Arvindh Pandian have extended Rs 3 lakhs each, Senior Advocates S Prabakaran, N Venkatraman, Satish Parasaran and G Masilamani have contributed Rs 2 lakhs each, whereas Senior Advocates P Wilson and NL Rajah had donated Rs 1.5 lakhs each. A number of other lawyers have stepped up to make contributions up to Rs 1 lakh.

Justice SM Subramniam, who had earlier contributed his one month's salary to aid workers of the unorganised sector, has contributed Rs 2.5 lakhs.

Read the Full List published by the TN Bar Council:

LIST OF CONTRIBUTION UPDATED AT 9.00 PM 21.04.2020.pdf
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