BCI is yet to give a response to SC regarding security for women lawyers over the nation

On Monday the Supreme Court asked a reply from the Bar Council of India to a request by a woman lawyer to form a social security scheme for women advocates along with the State Bar Councils.

Though, a Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, denied considering the larger case by advocate Indu Kaul to advise the Ministry of Home Affairs to grant police security to women lawyers ahead working hours on the court areas all over the nation.

The Chief Justice stated such an issue would be heavy and not implementable.

Counsel said, “How many courts are there altogether,” he asked the lawyer. Ms Kaul’s lawyer said she did not know the number of courts, but she knew that the percentage of women practising law is only 12.5%. “Without proper amenities, the number may reduce… The situation for women lawyers is bad. In Saket, a woman lawyer was raped.”

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