The Supreme Court on Friday directed the petitioner to enact the Protection of Advocates Protection Act for the protection of advocates in India, so as to give a representation to the Ministry of Law.
A three-judge bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna, and Justice Ramasubramanian granted liberty to the petitioner to withdraw the petition and approach the Law Ministry regarding the enforcement of the Advocates Protection Act.
The act is being sought after the extensive day-to-day murder of Telangana lawyer couple Gattu Vaman Rao and his wife PV Nagamani.
Advocate Sai Deepak appeared for the petitioner during the hearing. “Represent the Ministry of Law. We cannot do anything.” CJI said
In the present argument, the petitioner directed the Ministry of Law and the Bar Council of India to implement the Advocates Protection Act. It has been argued that the respondents have violated the fundamental rights of the petitioner under Articles 14,19 1 (g) and 21 of the Indian Constitution and Section 30 of the Advocates Act.
The plea stated that at present there is no Advocate Protection Act for the protection of advocates in India and a law was sought for their protection through a nationwide strike by advocates in the past.