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30% Lawyers In The Country Are Fake, Says Bar Council Chairman

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Indian lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in Ajmer, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Ashraf is in India on a daylong private trip to visit the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer. Sufism is a more mystical form of Islam that is practiced in many parts of South Asia. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)

CHENNAI—30% of lawyers in the country are fake, possessing 'fraudulent' law degrees or non-practising persons, and are degrading the profession, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has said.

He also said 20% of persons sporting lawyers robes do not have proper law degrees. "Thirty per cent of all lawyers are fake, who either hold fraudulent degrees or are non-practising persons and 20 per cent of those who sport lawyers robes do not have proper degrees," he said addressing Lawyers Meet 2015 here last evening.

30% of lawyers in the country are fake, possessing 'fraudulent' law degrees or non-practising persons, and are degrading the profession, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has said.

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