A Whatsapp message in Malayalam is being circulated among a group of people sharing Muslim religious beliefs discussing the necessity to produce more number of lawyers from the community as the existing number of lawyers from the Muslim community is low. The message asks Muslim community members to join law fraternity so that Muslims also receive justice and fair treatment.
The translated message reads as follows,
“Share this only in Muslim Groups, please! In majority of cases in which Muslims are involved, either they fail or the case end up in compromise. There is a dearth of capable and talented lawyers from Muslim community. Among 30 Supreme Court judges, only one is a Muslim. High Court judges are 601 and among which Muslim lawyers are minute in number. The case is same with district courts and munsif courts. Thousands of youngsters are in jail just because they have a Muslim name. We don’t have enough number of lawyers to free them. If the community continue to turn it’s face against this profession, it will worsen the existential crisis.