While addressing the ‘Save Constitution, Save Democracy’ programme organised by legal cell of Rajasthan unit of Congress, politician Sachin Pilot said the party will introduce laws for protecting advocates, lawyers and journalists if voted to power in the assembly polls later this year.
Rajasthan Congress chief said “the ones who are currently in power, have brought both democracy and constitution under threat. However, we promise to bring in the Advocate Protection Act and Journalist Protection Act once we assume power in the state.”
According to Pilot, the Supreme Court judges had to come out in open to prove that the present government is neither interested to retain the principles of democracy nor do they believe in the fundamentals of democracy.
The Indian constitution and democracy has garnered a huge respect in the world, however, at the present hour, both institutes feel threatened, he added.
Senior Congress leader Mohan Prakash said lawyers need to come at the forefront to save the Constitution by making people more aware of legal norms.
According to AICC General Secretary Avinash Pandey, lawyers need to act as watchmen to check the malpractices of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
With the inputs of IANS.