SC to hear PIL on women lawyers’ safety

NEW DELHI: Nine days after Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav was shot dead in the Agra court complex, a woman lawyer on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking safety and security of women lawyers in courts.

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 21

Nine days after Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav was shot dead in the Agra court complex, a woman lawyer on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking safety and security of women lawyers in courts.

Terming it a “serious matter”, a Vacation Bench headed by Justice Deepka Gupta agreed to take up the PIL filed by advocate Indu Kaul on June 25.

Yadav, the first woman president of the UP Bar Council, was allegedly shot thrice on June 12 by a lawyer who had been her long-time acquaintance.

Following her murder, lawyers have been demanding safety of lawyers, particularly women, in courts and the Uttar Pradesh government had said it was committed to providing adequate security at court premises.

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