Chennai: Law graduates across the city on Sunday boycotted the mandatory All India Bar Examination
2009-10, demanding that it be scrapped.
The exam is compulsory for graduates to allow them to
practice law in India.
Students staged a road-roko outside exam halls all
over the city and sat across railway tracks to register their
In examination centres like Stella Maris College and
Queen Marys college, students tore up hall tickets, trooped
out and sat on the road,shouting slogans against Bar Council
A law graduate at Stella Mary?s college centre,a
practicing advocate in Madras High Court demanded to know why
they should write the exam even after enrolling with the Bar
council. He pointed out that Medical and engineering
professionals do not have to write this kind of compulsory
exam on graduation.
In St.Thomas Mount, around 500 law graduates staged a
rail roko at the nearby station.
A Ramesh, who led the protest urged Bar Council of
India not to hold such mandatory exams and said some of them
have already started practising as advocates after being
enrolled in the Bar and getting identity cards and
The law graduates also said many of them had not
received the hall tickets and preparatory materials by BCI.