Advocate approached Apex Court seeking establishment of the Bar Council in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

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JAMMU AND KASHMIR:  Currently Practicing advocate approached the Top Court seeking the establishment of the Bar Council in the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region.

During the hearing, the Petitioner argued that the entire Legal Fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has no Government established body where they can get themselves enrolled and take benefits of the Bar Council as compared to the other states of India.

The Plea states that, –

It is important to note that currently the members of the Legal Fraternity take the membership of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association and all their grievances are dealt by the above mentioned Bar Association but due to the system of “Darbar Move” the members of the Legal Fraternity are facing various difficulties due to which its get difficult for them to practice in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” 

Advocates also plead that due to the non-availability of the State Council, the Advocates are deprived of applying for proximity cards for appearing before the Top Court.

Advocates also sought for directing the Supreme Court to issue proximity cards to Advocate members from Jammu & Kashmir & Ladakh who wish to avail the benefit of the proximity card.

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