It is very distressing to know that the common man in our society has no knowledge and insight into the legal structure of this country. When people are unaware of their rights, they are unable to exercise them. The law of the land is mostly defined by the cop standing on the side of the road. A common man mostly gets tossed around in courts and police stations, as a result paying for the ignorance regarding the system. It is the duty of the government, that as it is trying to reform the police, it should also take up the initiative to educate the common man regarding fundamental rights and workings of the legal system. YAHYA AHMAD, Islamabad, December 11.