Bar Council Chief Says 30% Lawyers Fake
It is bad days for fakers. Our unsolicited advise is that all fakers of all kinds should surrender immediately before the long hand of law catches any of them and they fill the dungeons. The Tomar case opened the floodgates. Recently the Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra revealed that 30 per cent of all the lawyers in India are fake holding fraudulent law degrees. He added that BCI was statutorily empowered to discipline errant lawyers and take action against them. They were in the process of weeding them out. In the BCI’s estimate about 20 per cent were practising in courts without valid law degrees, he said, adding that a law minister of Delhi himself had a fake law degree.
No wonder at Tis Hazari in Delhi, one is told that some lawyers pack their briefcases with pistols rather than files. Fake lawyers and non-practising law graduates are degrading quality of the profession, Mishra said. “We will filter bad and non-practising lawyers.” The two-time BCI chairman also expressed concern over strikes and boycotts by lawyers, happening even for petty issues. Not