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Advocates support Bharat Bandh Call by Farmers


Chandigarh (Aditi) The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana is a statutory body under

the Advocates Act 1961 which is the Apex Body of the Lawyers of Punjab,

Haryana and Chandigarh. There are around One Lakh Ten Thousand

Advocates enrolled with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana said chairman Karanjit Singh . The advocates are responsible for getting justice for the common man and for

protecting their rights. The Advocate of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh

have always stood for protecting the rights of Common man.

The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana opposes the new Agriculture

Acts passed by the Central government. These new enactments are not only

detrimental to the interests of farmers but are also detrimental to the

interest of lawyers. The Bar of civil court jurisdiction in these new Acts is

serious challenge to the independence of judiciary. The separation of

judiciary and executive is a salient feature of our constitution. Under the new

Acts the disputes will be heard by SDM/ADMs who are not trained to hear

the litigation involving civil consequences and moreover, they are

administrative organ of the Government and would be unable to protect the

rights of farmers. The disputes arising out of new enactments will involve

commercial matters, contract act agreement and partnership matters which

is under the preview of civil courts and therefore, baring the civil court

jurisdiction is detrimental to the interest of lawyers and is an effort to

undermine the judiciary. Therefore, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana

request the Union Government to immediately withdraw these new

Agriculture Acts.


The Bar Council stands with the farmers in their agitation against new

laws. The Advocates of Punjab and Haryana for the last two months have

been actively participating in the farmers agitation. The various Bar

Associations of Punjab and Haryana have held dharnas and given

memorandum against the new farm laws to the respective Deputy

Commissioners. The Bar Council appreciates the active participation of

advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the farmers agitation.


The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana supports the call of Bharat

Bandh given by the farmers for 8 th December 2020 and requests the

Advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh including Punjab & Haryana

High Court to abstain from work on 8 th December 2020. The Bar Council is

also requesting by writing letter to the Chairman BCI and to the Chairman’s

of all the State Bar Councils throughout India to support the call of Bharat

Bandh given by farmers on 8 th December 2020 by abstaining from the work.


The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in order to help and support

the farmers have decided to send 1000 blankets and dry ration to the

agitating farmers at Sindhu boarder.

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