Justice S Muralidhar, who was transferred from the Delhi Excessive Court docket to the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket just lately, has requested legal professionals to keep away from utilizing phrases corresponding to “my lord” or “your lordship” whereas addressing him.
“It’s for the knowledge of revered members of the Bar that Hon’ble Justice S Muralidhar has requested that they could attempt to keep away from addressing him as ”your lordship” or ”my lord”,” in response to a observe hooked up to the trigger record of instances issued for Monday by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.
Notably, a couple of years in the past, the Excessive Court docket Bar Affiliation in Chandigarh had requested its members to favor addressing judges as “sir” or “your honour”, although many legal professionals proceed to make use of phrases corresponding to “your lordship” to handle them.
Justice Muralidhar (58) took oath as a choose of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on March 6.
He was transferred to the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on February 26, the day a Delhi Excessive Court docket bench headed by him expressed “anguish” over the Delhi Police’s failure to register FIRs in opposition to three BJP leaders for his or her alleged hate speeches.
At his farewell, Justice Muralidhar cleared the air over the controversy on his switch. He mentioned he had replied to Chief Justice of India (CJI) S A Bobde’s communication, saying he was wonderful with the proposal and had no objection to it.