The silence of the entire lawyers' community over pronouncements of Sufi Muhammad is really amazing and raises many questions about the true spirit of the lawyers' movement for the restoration of judiciary. They launched a full-fledged campaign and held protests for two when a few judges of the Supreme Court were removed. They were ready to lay down their lives for the cause of free judiciary. However the complete cessation of judiciary in Swat by Taliban and TNSM has not provoked any reaction from the legal fraternity. This shows the efforts of the lawyers were merely for restoration of their favourite judges rather than independence and supremacy of judiciary. -ALI AMMAR, Karachi, via e-mail, April 23.