The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Bar Council of India (BCI) on a plea seeking a ban on lawmakers from practising as advocates. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the BCI on the plea which alleged that parliamentarians and legislators, practising as lawyers, posed a
The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Bar Council of India (BCI) on a plea seeking a ban on lawmakers from practising as advocates. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the BCI on the plea which alleged that parliamentarians and legislators, practising as lawyers, posed a "conflict of interest" and violated the provisions of the Advocates Act and the Bar Council of India Rules. Attorney General K K Venugopal, whose assistance was sought by the apex court on February 17, referred to an earlier judgement in a similar case and sought dismissal of the PIL. The top court, however, did not agree with the contention of Venugopal saying "this is sightly different" and asked the counsel for the petitioner which rules have been violated.

Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to introduce Robert, a French cyber researcher, in order to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear the country’s local laws does not provide them protection against such vulnerabilities. 

Cases of Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) and the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stand as precedents with fixing those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their online assets.

Amusingly, these organisations were alerted by the Indian online security researchers several months ago about the gaps exposing sensitive data online.

In the case of ISRO, it was one of the computers in its satellite-tracking unit, while in BSNL’s case, it was employee data from its intranet and at India Post, it was employee bank details. These organisations acted on Robert’s tweets that pointed to the flaws but had remained unattended when local researchers had flagged them.

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