50% of india's lawyers are fake!
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Amicus Curious?

We’ve heard of fake encounters, but fake lawyers? There are lakhs of them, duping clients and even judges with court craft, black coats and a smattering of legalese. With degrees bought at dubious law colleges, sometimes even without.

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