The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Bar Council Of India in a petition seeking direction to curb the practice of selling law degree by a “Letter Pad Law Colleges” that have seemingly mushroomed in the country. The petition filed by Vasantha Raja was heard by a bench of justice AK Sikri and Abdul Nazeer which sort the response of BCI. The petitioner has stated the practice of selling law degree has become prevalent in India. Such degrees are obtained without attending the regular classes and by writing examinations using the help of proxy persons. This practice particularly practices in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. It is alleged that serving government servants, full time salaried private employee, businessman and anti-social elements are the persons who are engaged and purchasing fake law degrees. Contending that allowing such persons who buy law degrees to enroll and practice as a lawyer is Violative of Article 14 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution. The petitioner has made following prayers- Direct BCI to take necessary action against the illegal purchaser of law degrees and to take steps to stop illegal elements from entering into the profession in future. Direct BCI to terminate the license of such colleges and universities which are indulging in the issuance of such illegal degrees. Direct the BCI to take steps to cancel such illegal purchased law degrees. The bench has issued a notice to Bar Council Of India. Advocate Sankarnarayanan appeared for the petitioner.
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