The long march by thousands of lawyers, and political workers, was an unforgettable historic event. It has shaken the establishment, which is engaged in a plan if not a plot to undo the gains of the lawyer's movement. The lawyers protest after the March 9, 2007, rebuff and resistance by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry against Musharraf's wanton and capricious order to resign, turned into a mass movement not only for the restoration of the Chief Justice, but also for the independence of the judiciary and rule of law. The president ridiculed his own status by trying to brow beat the Chief Justice into submission, with his uniform and with scores of senior army officers breathing down the neck of the most courageous and dignified judge in Pakistan's history. Earlier CJs cowed down by military and civilian rulers, formulated and sanctioned the Law of Necessity, and took oaths of allegiance from usurpers. But the president failed to intimidate the dignified and courageous CJ into submission. The way the CJ was humiliated led the lawyers to protest against Musharraf's rule. The lawyers movement culminated into the Long March with a powerful message, that the days of military rulers, feudals, war lords and foreign agents are over. The historic march, led by the courageous lawyers like Ch Aitzaz Ahsna, Kurd, Munir, and thousands of members of the Bar shall be acclaimed as a great turning event for the establishment of rule of law, tolerance, justice and democracy in Pakistan. This was continuance of the rule of law movement, which started on March 9, 2007, and achieved great intensity and ferocity after November 3, 2007. The Long March is a proof that the lawyers and judges will not give in to any sort of illegal and anti-national actions of the establishment. The march is a powerful manifestation of the strong determination of the lawyers to reinstall the CJ and sixty judges dismissed callously by the president. The present government has already sabotaging the movement for the restoration of the higher judiciary, law and the constitution. What would have happened to the rule of law movement had the PPP's proposed amendments been a part of the constitution in 2007? There would have been no lawyer's movement. But the march did take place. It shook the conscience of the nation, into realising that the lawyers are ready to lay down their lives for upholding the law. The masses joined the march and applauded the courage and steadfastness of the legal community. The march was expected to turn into a sit-in, in front of the parliament till the Chief Justice and the other judges were restored. But sanity prevailed. Thousands of lawyers and workers of political parties had braved the stifling heat, and kept walking and travelling for days, from all over the country. However, there is a limit to human endurance. The credit also go to the PPP led government that the march ended peacefully. Ch Aitzaz Ahsan who led the lawyers community, very wisely and convincingly justified wrapping of the long march. He said that the movement could not be diverted from their mission. His appeal of maintaining peaceful nature of the long march was heeded, except for a few hot-headed young lawyers. The biggest threat to the lawyer's aim of restoring the Chief Justice and the senior judges are the proposed amendments to the constitution by the PPP government. Under this Article 209, the president or the government would have the authority to sack the Chief Justice and judges. The government would not need to coerce and entice members of the Supreme Judicial Council to seal the fate of an "errant" Chief Justice, because it would have the authority to compose a witch hunt commission that is predisposed to toeing the official line. If approved, the amended Article 209 alone will transform the basic structure of our constitution that envisages the judicature as an equal and independent pillar of the state, by making it an appendage to the executive. The lawyers will need to roll up their sleeves soon, and be prepared to confront the proposed amendment, which in fact is a draconian law, enabling the executive to throttle the judiciary. The highly successful Long March is giving sleepless nights to the rulers. The leaders feel that the march aimed at destabilising democracy. That it is a conspiracy against democracy Such remarks are far-fetched and untrue. PPP's co-chairman has repeatedly stressed that he cannot be dictated. The chasm between the lawyers movement and the PPP must be narrowed. The future plan and road map of the lawyers, should not be confrontational against the government. It should be persuasive and it will definitely help to bring back sanity and justice in government decisions, through the parliament.