Around 3,000 lawyers at the Gurgaon district court will strike work today to protest the central government’s proposal for an ombudsman comprising judges that will hear complaints against advocates.
The Gurgaon district bar association decided to join their Delhi counterparts in the strike during a meeting on Thursday.
“No lawyer will go to work at the court on Friday to support our counterparts,” said district court bar president Kulbhushan Bhardwaj on Thursday.
Earlier, the co-ordination committee of all district bar associations of Delhi took a decision in this regard in view of the call by the Bar Council of India to protest the proposed Legal Practitioners Bill, 2010 and Higher Education and Research Bill, 2010.
The bar councils believe the legal practitioners bill is intended to undermine their authority and the other bill would allow bureaucrats into the legal education committee, which is exclusive to the legal fraternity.