But the media and the state have been ignoring a dangerous tendency among a section of lawyers towards weakening the Indian Judicial system. One after the other Bar Associations in Uttar Pradesh took pledges not to defend a 'Muslim suspect'. And now MP lawyers are following suit.
Every person is entitled to have his case pleaded. The killers of Prime Ministers were given lawyers (emindent advocates) and those who rape and kill children get advocates but 'those charged with anti-national' activity would not get the right to have lawyer.
When Bar Associations take such decisions and threaten to boycott any lawyer taking up a person's case, it becomes a serious issue. In recent times, the lawyers who were called from other places have been beaten up by local lawyers.