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A legal eagle's crusade for reforms and justice, all for free

A legal eagle's crusade for reforms and justice, all for free
Abhijit Bhatlekar
A legal eagle's crusade for reforms and justice, all for free
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Joshi is also a crusader for legal reforms. He writes letters to judges, ministers and the Law Commission among others, recommending changes in the way criminal cases are tried in the country or demanding corrections in the law that will permit the magistrate ("the first custodian of justice") to give bail in a criminal case. He has, in fact, lost count of the number of issues he’s fought for all these years.

But it’s not true that he has written countless letters. "5,000," is a conservative figure Joshi gives. There is a cupboard in the Esplanade Court, just for his letters. And he gets responses too—like from the personal secretary to the Chairman of Law Commission, acknowledging receipt of his letter and that it has been "taken note of and will be effected at the appropriate time." These responses, however peripheral in tone, make him happy.

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