Read, weep…

One lawyer asked, “Kaun ho tum?” I said I was a Times Now correspondent. I showed them my SC pass. Other lawyers in the crowd snatched my SC pass and tore it up and started taunting me, “Ab le aao SC ko apne saath. Kahaan gaya SC iss waqt?”

Via Times of India’s legal correspondent Meenakshi Bhanja.

And when you are done reading, and maybe weeping, ask yourself this: From who, or what, do these lawyers derive their sense of entitlement? Why do they believe they can take the law into their own hands, even in defiance of the Supreme Court? What greater authority do they draw their power from? How do they know that cops posted to court premises under Supreme Court mandate will merely look on while they manhandle, taunt?