The call for the protest was given by the Bar Council of India.
“Majority lawyers did not attend the court in Maharashtra and Goa and also in the Union territories of Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli,” Ashish Deshmukh, member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa told media.
“In the Bombay High Court here and at its Goa bench, judicial work was “crippled” as lawyers did not appear in the court though Judges were present to conduct the proceedings,” he added.
The general body of AAWI yesterday said in a resolution that it was of the opinion that the amendments proposed in the Advocates Act are “unconstitutional, undemocratic, anti-lawyers and against the interests of the general public”, PTI reported.
“The regulation and control of legal profession and legal education is proposed to be handed over to non-advocates and lawyers would face disciplinary proceedings before people not linked to legal profession,” AAWI resolution said.