On Monday, the Supreme Court took objection to a law student who appeared as a party in person when he addressed the Bench as Your Honour.
CJI Bobde told the petitioner that ‘when you address us as Your Honour, you either have the Magistrate or Supreme Court in mind, we are neither.
The petitioner apologised and stated that he would use the term, My Lords.
However, the Bench replied they are not particular about how they are addressed, but the petitioner should not use incorrect terms.
The exchange mentioned above occurred while hearing a petition related to vacancies filling in the subordinate judiciary.
Hon’ble Justice V Ramasubramanian, who was part of the Bench, informed the petitioner that he had not done his homework correctly and had missed out on directions issued in the Malik Mazhar Sultan case. He also pointed out that appointments in the subordinate judiciary were made as per the time frame set in the Malik Mazhar Sultan case.
When the petitioner struggled to answer, CJI told him to seek time and back after a week.
Therefore, the Court adjourned the matter for a week.