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Save us from the tyranny of the Bar!

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Final year Students Unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

We are under attack from the repressive tyrannical Bar Council.

All of us who have worked so hard over five years of law sweating it out at internships, writing papers, winning moots, doing summer courses and what not, to land ourselves our dream jobs will now have to be faced with the prospect of losing it all!

The Bar Council and the esteemed members of the bar have no care or interest for our plight. Sh. Subhramniam seems to be hell bent on not letting us practice till we give the bar exam even if it is a decade from now!

The fact of the matter is the incompetent Bar Council does not have its own house in order and it now wants to make us the scape goats. First they wanted to conduct the bar exam in July- almost like a surprise assignment and now they say they are not well prepared and so the exam will be in December. (To top it all they still haven't given an assurance that it will happen in December, but they are sure they won't let us practice till then!). The minimal implication of this is we lose eight months pay and this whole disruption may threaten some of our jobs.

Is there any logic in denying us the right to practice because they cannot conduct the exam?

The quintessence of a civilized community is freedom from terror. However, unfortunately in our country whimsical administrators  have always had their sway over the life's of people, destablising their plans and bring their hard work to naught.

Today, our future is threatened and time for sitting on the ropes is past. We must enter the battlefield with all weapons at our disposal. Our single point demand should be - conduct the bar exam in July or allow us to practice without it. 

The fact is that today there is nobody who is interested in our future, those on the bar are happy to do give us meritocratic moral preachings while they gain eight months free labour at our expense. The Hon'ble Supreme Court, as yet not apprised of our plight, is more focused on uplifting the standard of legal education. Whilst behind the shadows those in favour of foreign law firms in India are strongly backing the bar exam. (Of course we do not oppose foreign firms). At this stage to sit back and think that someone else will do something about it will be fatal. The macro scenario is against - in the forward march of the legal community, we are going to be the road kill.

Each of us must fight against this oppression. The following steps are suggested:


  • Signature Campaigns and Open Letters addressed to Bar Council, Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, and the Minister for Law and Justice.
  • Meetings & Discussions in all Colleges
  • All-India Level Co-ordination
  • Approach teachers sympathetic to our cause
  • Approach sympathetic bar members
  • Approach prospective employers esp. law firms against the entry of foreign law firms to flex their muscles.
  • File Writ Petitions, get our selves impleaded in the Bonni Case (perhaps some one can draft a writ and post it here)
  • If need arise Delhi Chalo! to protest in front of the Bar Council Office.


More Suggestions are welcome. 


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