A walk for Peace, Justice and freedom

March 12, 1930 marks the date of a great protest. A lawyer along with 78 followers set out, on foot from Sabarmati to Dandi which is across 240 miles away from the starting point. At the end of the march, he had thousands of people behind him following his footsteps towards justice. It was a walk for Peace, Justice and freedom.

Few months back we had about 200 Pakistani lawyers burned an effigy of the president outside the main courts. It was a nationwide boycott by lawyers after President Pervez Musharraf suspended the country's top judge for alleged misuse of office. It was a walk for Peace, Justice and freedom.

Yesterday, on Sunday we had Myanmar monks challenged military rule. Ten thousand Buddhist monks and nuns marched in Myanmar in the biggest challenge against military rule in the nation for nearly two decades. The protest gained momentum as there were 10,00 supporters joined the monks carrying a large yellow banner that read: "Love and kindness must win over everything." The demonstration was the largest since 1988. It was a walk for Peace, Justice and freedom.

Now we are going to have a beginning of a Malaysian version of the above incidents. Similar news will be making the headlines of Malaysian newspapers in a few days time. This time, we are going to have Malaysian lawyers demonstrating and march to save our nations rotting jurisdiction system. In the recent emergency meeting of Bar Council, it has been decided that the lawyers in their full attire will march from the Palace of Justice to the PM's office to hand in their protest. In the meeting, the general feeling of Council members is one of outrage, and Council members felt that it is now in the national interest that members of the Bar rally together to save the judiciary. Check out their official website.

The black and white march will be held on coming Wednesday, 26/9/2007, at 11.00 a.m., from the Palace of Justice to the PM’s office in Putrajaya to give a memorandum to the Cabinet calling for the setting up of a Royal Commission to investigate the rot that has set into the judiciary since 1988. Buses have been chartered and will leave the Bar Council's secretariat at 9 am to Putrajaya. The march is open to the Public to take part as well. Read here more from The People's Parliament.

It will be a march to uphold the cause of justice uninfluenced by fear or favour. It is going to be a walk for Peace, Justice and freedom.

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