Advocate moves Supreme Court to do away with 'Your Lordship'; Alleges matter dismissed for not addressing the Court as 'Your Lordship'

Murali Krishnan November 11 2013

The Supreme Court is seized of another interesting challenge to the norms and standards in advocacy reflecting the alleged colonial hangover. A Public Interest litigation (PIL) has now been filed by Advocate Shiv Sagar Tiwari (Petitioner) in the Supreme Court seeking to do away with the practice of addressing judges as “Your Lordship” and “My Lord”.

The Petitioner has contended that the use of “Your Lordship” and “My Lord” to address judges are relics of British colonial past and amounted to a “disgrace and dishonour of the country”.

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