Bhushan’s fellow lawyer in the Supreme Court, Harish Salve, acknowledges the grubby and distinct reality of being a “commercial lawyer (not an activist). Sometimes, even we’re not convinced our clients are right”. Contrast that with Bhushan’s lofty refusal to “take up a case unless I feel my client is at least morally right.”
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INTERVIEW OF Mr. PRABIR GHOSH IN” THE NATIONAL”(Published from Abu Dhabi)
Mr Hazare’s fast evoked considerable support across the country, with simultaneous demonstrations springing up in other cities. Prabir Ghosh, the general secretary of the Kolkata-based Science and Rationalists’ Association of India, pointed to this support as a testament to the legitimacy of Mr Hazare’s fast.
“This is why I don’t think this fast can be called blackmail,” Mr Ghosh said. “A fast can put pressure on a government only when the mass public sides with the person fasting. There’s so much support here for Anna Hazare. That shows that the cause is a popular one.”
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