February 12, 2019
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy speaks on the long-standing demands of lawyers
Sir with your kind permission I would like to raise an issue that 1.5 million lawyers of the country are on strike today and are demanding since long about their grievances, which have not been addressed by the government so far. The demand is for budgetary allocation for lawyers’ welfare, insurance coverage for the lawyers and their dependents, stipend for new entrants at the Bar, housing schemes for lawyers, appointment of advocates as presiding officers and members of tribunals and other authorities.
For a long time they are demanding all these but unfortunately the Government has not paid any heed to their grievances. Through you Sir, I would urge the Hon. Law Minister, who is present here, that a message should go to the agitating legal community – who are on strike today all over the country – that the grievances will be adequately addressed by the Government.