Bar Council to SC: Leave call on same-sex marriage to Parliament
Bar Council on Sunday passed a resolution The Bar Council of India (PCI) on Sunday passed a resolution to leave the issue of same-sex marriage to “legislative consideration”, i.e. Parliament.
Stating that the legislature “truly reflects the will of the people”, the PCI said, “More than 99.9% of the people of the country are against the idea of same-sex marriage. The majority believe that any decision of the Supreme Court in favor of the petitioners on this issue will be considered against the cultural and socio-religious fabric of a country. A bar is a place of common man.” Being a mouthpiece, the crowd expresses their concern on this highly sensitive issue.
After the PCI’s joint meeting with the state bar councils on Sunday, the PCI has made it clear that if the Supreme Court shows any leniency in this matter, it will disrupt the social fabric of the country in the future. in days. “The Hon’ble Supreme Court is requested and expected to appreciate and respect the sentiments and mandate of the masses of the country,” the PCI said in its statement.
Considering the sensitivity of the issue of same-sex marriage, all state bar associations are of the opinion that it is “consensual” to deal with it after a comprehensive consultation process involving various social and religious groups, the statement said. Committees of the Competent Legislature.”
“Law is a social norm that reflects the collective conscience of its people. Also, religion, being intertwined with culture, greatly influences the codification of law and social norms in any civilized society,” the statement said.
The Bar Council of India is a statutory body established under the Advocates Act, 1961 to regulate the practice and education of law. The Council consists of elected members from each State Bar Council. Its ex-officio members are the Attorney General for India and the Solicitor General of India. From inducting new lawyers to laying down standards of professional conduct and etiquette, BCI is the apex professional body for lawyers.
A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud is currently hearing petitions regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Appearing for the central government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta opposed the plea saying that the case could be decided only by the legislature and not by the court.