The Law Association of Zambia says it is particularly alarmed by the apparent unwillingness on the part of the Police to maintain law and order in the country.
LAZ has also condemned the mounting political violence being exhibited in the Country.
LAZ President George Chisanga says failure to investigate or prosecute some known perpetrators of political violence has led the victims of political violence and society at large, into believing that the Police is not according all its citizens equal protection.
MR. Chisanga says the levels of political intolerance in the country have reached unprecedented levels.
He says violence may plunge the Country into anarchy if left unchecked.
Mr. Chisanga says the victims of violence have now resorted to publicly declaring the wish to arm themselves.
He says LAZ is however, gratified with the public statement made by the Minister of Home Affairs warning all perpetrators of crimes that they will face the consequences of the law regardless of their status.
Mr. Chisanga is hopeful that Police will follow up on this timely statement by the Minister and ensure that law and order are maintained and enforced in the country without fear or favour.
He says citizens cannot be expected to celebrate independence in an environment of fear and intimidation as Zambia prepares for the Golden Jubilee.