Kochi, Nov 11 (UNI) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac today lamented that the judiciary had become an instrument in ''hastening'' the process of globalisation and undermining the egalitarian fabric of the constitutional vision.
Speaking at the enrolment of new lawyers by the Kerala Bar Council at the Kerala High Court Auditorium here, Mr Issac said ''the lawyers had more responsibility in protecting the rights of the nation and its people.'' He said the lawyers were not only the officers of the court but also the ''Guardians of Law.'' ''The lawyers should interpret law taking into account the social realities and the needs of the society,'' he noted.
Bar Council Chairman P G Thampy administered oath to 447 persons, who were enrolled as lawyers.