Lawyers Behind Bars.


Time and again the stories of violence and exploitation at the hands of the lawyers of the country have come to the forefront, but never before have they become so prominent in the media, within the masses, and the political fraternity. The incident of lawyers ransacking the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) over a petty dispute with some doctors goes to show how evolution and growth is merely a term of endearment for the people of the country, who despite reading words of law and discipline, end up doing exactly as they please given the authority that the constitution grants them.

Such incidents show how reforms are the need of this polity, where the protectors of the law are out to get the citizens of the country. The situation was so bleak and disruptive that the Punjab government had to intervene and bring in Rangers and the police force to take charge of the situation, by which time innocent people had already lost their lives because of the dispute and doctors fleeing their stations. Around 50 lawyers were arrested on the spot in association with the protests. The First Information Report (FIR) registered on Wednesday on the complaint of the PIC at the Shadman police station named the general secretary of...

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