The Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued a public notice to put an end to the practice of addressing judges as “My Lord” and “Your Lordship”. Also Read - Schools Should Charge 70% of Total Fees During COVID Period, Rules Rajasthan High Court
“To honour the mandate of equality enshrined in the Constitution of India, the Full Court in its meeting dated July 14 has unanimously resolved to request the counsels and those who appear before the court to desist from addressing the judges as ‘My Lord’ and ‘Your Lordship’,” said the notice. Also Read - Rajasthan Chief Justice is COVID-19 Positive, Tweets Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
The Supreme Court had made similar remarks earlier in 2014 while hearing a PIL seeking prohibition on the usage of such terms to address judges. Also Read - Rajasthan Crisis: Supreme Court to Hear Speaker's Plea Against High Court Order at 11 AM on Monday
A bench of Justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde then observed that it was not compulsory to address the court as “My Lord”, “Your Lordship” or even “Your Honour”.
The bench, however, had rejected the plea saying that it could not direct lawyers on how to address the court.