On Wednesday, governments in Maharashtra and Uttarakhand took cognisance of the matter. While the former, terming the heavy penalties as 'exorbitant', stayed the act's implementation in the state, the latter reduced quantum of fines mentioned under the new law.
The Uttarakhand high court's order came on a PIL challenging the legality of a resolution passed by the Kotdwar Bar Association few months ago asking its members not to defend a man accused of murdering an advocate.
According to official sources, the programme is being organised by the Urban Development Ministry, and will be held in IIT-Kanpur. District magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant has visited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to discuss the modalities of the Prime Minister's visit.