LAHORE-Lawyers long march and the appended sit-in till restoration of the deposed judges at the constitutional avenue on March 9 next is going to be a possible decider of their movement as well as political fate of the parties supporting the cause of independent judiciary. In observers views the sit-in till Justice Chaudhary is put back to the office, is indeed a difficult target given the fact, PPP government firmly admits the present incumbent in the office of CJP, which was augmenting fury of the lawyers. And how can the damage be controlled when two are running opposite to each other with their respective idea of the judiciary, which requires a lot of sanity and wisdom. The need is drawing a line to assess the success of the long march, otherwise things are likely to turn wrong and unruly at the venue if both tried to resist each other, rigidly sticking to their stand. The show being staged by the lawyers with the help of civil and political communities, is being perceived in a different situation from what it was on June 12 last when first long march was put in place. Leadership of the lawyers claims to fetch one million people to the venue and stage the sit-in. After Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has announced not to oppose their move to Islamabad and accord the marchers full protocol has left the door wide open to the lawyers and political parties to prove their claims besides, it has cast a responsibility on the PML(N) Punjab Government. As to the law and order situation and security, the long march would also be a test for the PML(N) government in Punjab which is supporting lawyers movement and has high political stakes on its success. In view of the observers, the SC decision on the qualification of Sharif brothers, may impact the long march as in either case the PML(N) stand on judges restoration would be stressed. A negative decision resulting in loss of the provincial government would drift the PML(N) to even more active participation in the march as full opposition party and in case of positive one, the party is sure to get a political mileage on its stand, they believe. The majority of marchers is expected from Punjab and NWFP as those who moving from Sindh and Balochistan are likely to get together at Multan to proceed further in as big procession to Lahore. The route and programme of long march has so far not been decided by the steering committee, yet it is being generally believed that it would not be too much in variance from what it was the last time. Last time when long march was held Pervez Musharraf was president, and big gathering reaching the constitutional avenue evinced a strong hope for the elected Parliament to overpower resistance of the General against the judges restoration. Earning wrath and resentment of the young and highly charged up lawyers against not holding a sit-in last time, their leadership saw reason in limiting their protest only to long march to remind the elected Parliament of the promises made at the political level. Some elements at that time even tried to cross limits but they were held back to give a chance to the parliament to prevail upon Pervez Musharraf then widely believed not willing to restore Justice Chaudhary under foreign pressure. But nothing has come out in terms of Justice Chaudhry's restoration since then, and the lawyers movement despite attempts to create fissure in their ranks and fizzle it out, is successfully sailing through the spirited young lawyers who now, however have changed their target of attack after Musharraf's ouster. At the Lahore convention, the huge gathering of lawyers joined voice against President Zardari and passed highly-strong-worded slogans against him for failing to make good the commitment on judges restoration. Despite supplications by the leaders, the gathering did not shun voicing against Zardari and went on even to name him in the BB's killing. Many senior lawyers at the venue observed the exuberant lawyers testing nerves of former President SCBA and Chairman National Coordination Committee and PPP CEC Member, Aitzaz Ahsan when they chanted slogans against the associates of Zardari terming them 'traitors.'At one point, Mr Aitzaz had to ask the lawyers to be decent about their sloganeering but his word hardly worked. He won over the audiences when offered to lay down his hundreds lives for the cause lawyers are holding at present. He had to also face a heated argument at the NCC meeting upon which he offered to resign but was forced to change his mind by the strong request from his fellow leaders. This all evinced the degree of resentment lawyers have accumulated in the last years movement first against Musharraf and now against the PPP leadership on the cause of judges restoration. It is also pertinent to note that the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary of late, has also gone aggressive and critical against the ruling clique in his address to the lawyers. He appears to have come out of that shell which previously strictly limited him to written address. Now he speaks more openly and clearly to put across his massage instead of conveying it between the lines. This has also greatly encouraged the lawyers who received his last address more enthusiastically and understood it more clearly which is much likely to renew their and the public spirit for the long march. When asked about any resistance to the march, President Supreme Court Bar Association Ali Ahmad Kurd brushed aside the apprehension that administration would be able to check the marchers from proceeding to Islamabad. At the same time, he does not favour any act by the lawyers or any other to forcibly put Justice Chaudhary on the seat of Chief Justice of Pakistan after he has announced in the Lahore Convention that he was still constitutional chief justice of the country. Kurd says no matter Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary ten times says that he was a constitutional Chief Justice, there was a procedure and method to reinstate him and only that would be adopted and not any forcible one. Kurd is committed to continue to sit-in as a sequel to long march on March 9 as long as their demand for restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary and others are met. He claimed that the sit-in this time round would be totally different from what it was on June 12 last year. How it would be different and productive is something only the time can prove. March, also a month of Senate election and retirement of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, has been predicted as a month to effect many changes, and whether it would bring any change in the fate of Justice Chaudhary largely depends on the success of the long march with which hinges the fate of many political parties.