Rajasthan HC Asks Lawyers Not to Address Judges by “My Lord” and “Your Lordship”

New Delhi: In a significant development, the Rajasthan High Court today asked the lawyers and those appear before the court to stop the practice of addressing judges as ‘my lord’ and ‘your lordship’.

The decision was unanimously taken in a full court meeting on 14 July to “honour the mandate of equality enshrined in the Constitution,” the court said in a notice.

“To honour the mandate of equality enshrined in the Constitution of India, the Full Court in its meeting dated 14.07.2019 has unanimously resolved to request the counsels and those who appear before the Court to desist from addressing the Hon’ble Judges as ‘My Lord’ and ‘Your Lordship,” a notice issued by the Rajasthan High Court reads.

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