"The government aims to pass this bill in the ensuing monsoon session of parliament. The Anti corruption front Janata dal united believes it would act as a hindrance for the country's higher education sector, including law education, and we are vehemently opposing it," Sandeep shakti told today.
He explained that once foreign universities enter the country, they would act independently, have their own syllabus different from Indian standards which could create complex problems.
Sandeep Shakti said the proposed bill would also alter the Advocates Act, 1961, rendering all national, state and local bar councils ineffective.
"In an independent country, it is necessary to have an independent bar and independent judiciary. This independence would be curbed with the new proposed bill, and hit the legal students and practitioners also badly," Shakti pointed out.
He added that Anti corruption front Janata dal united has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Law Minister Salman Khurshid and others not to pass the bill in its present form.
Sandeep Shakti said that unless the government heeded the legal community, lawyers all over India would launch a 'jail-bharo' agitation.