SC allows Bhim Singh’s writ petition to hold J&K BC election earliest in accordance with Advocates Act, 1961

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February 6, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 642 Views
SC allows Bhim Singh’s writ petition to hold J&K BC election earliest in accordance with Advocates Act, 1961

A division bench of Supreme Court of India comprising of Chief Justice, Justice J.S. Khehar and Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana today passed a historic order allowing writ petition filed by Prof.Bhim Singh, Member of J&K Bar Council & a Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court of India to hold elections for J&K Bar Council at the earliest. Prof.Bhim Singh has filed this writ petition before the Supreme Court of India seeking its intervention for the implementation of the Advocates Act, 1961 and direct the Bar Council of India to hold election for the Bar Council in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh in his writ petition filed in 2013 had pleaded to for holding election to the Bar Council of J&K so that the lawyers fraternity in J&K does not remain deprived of the privileges and the constitutional gurantees which are being enjoyed and shared by the Bar Councils in all other states since 1961.

The Legislative Assembly of J&K in 1986 with the initiative of Prof.Bhim Singh, the then Member of Legislative Assembly as Panthers Party MLA had passed an Act in July 1986 with the passage of Advocates Act as it was passed by the Parliament in 1961.

In his writ petition Prof.Bhim Singh expressed shock where the lawyers fraternity in J&K were not brought under the cover of the Advocates Act even after the Legislature of J&K had cleared the passage of this Act in J&K. Prof.Bhim Singh in his petition regretted that lawyers fraternity was kept out of this privilege whereas the High Court of J&K was given the powers provided in Section 58 of the Advocates Act to look after the enrollment and remained deprived of all other privileges, basic amenities and other benefits which were provided to the members of the Bar Councils in the rest of the country guaranteed in Section 6 of the Bar Council Act of 1961.

         

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