K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: The Federation of Bar Associations of Telangana state has demanded that the government should abolish the 41A CrPC as it was being misused by the police machinery.
All the Bar association presidents and secretaries of the Telangana state associated with the Federation of Bar Association of Telangana state have convened a meeting in Karimnagar town on Sunday. The meeting was organised under the leadership of Karimnagar Bar Association president B Raghunandhan Rao.
Federation president Vishnuvardhan Reddy said that the meeting had decided to launch agitational programmes demanding the government to abolish the 41A CrPC as it was being misused by the police. He said that they had decided to educate the people about the 41A CrPC by organising ‘bus yatras’. Expressing concern over the lawyers not taking up practice in spite of registration with the Bar Council, he suggested that the government should not provide the right to vote by identifying for those lawyers.
They demanded the government to increase the health insurance coverage to lawyers to Rs 10 lakhs. The meeting had informed that the government should provide some amount of court fee to the Bar councils.
Bar association secretary Narayana said that the government should take all measures to install CCTV camera surveillance in all the courts and bring in the Lawyers protection Act. Demanding the government to provide a pension of Rs 10,000 per month to the lawyers who completed 60 years of age, he said that the government should provide compensation of Rs 15 lakhs to the bereaved family members of the lawyers.
Stating that there were more than 40,000 practising lawyers in the state, he demanded the government to allocate at least four MLC seats to the lawyers on par with the TNGOs and Teachers. He also demanded the government to allocate importance to the lawyers in the recruitment process of judges in the High court.