One of the pristine galleries inside the Supreme Court witnesses a rather interesting sight every time a judge walks through it. The court registrars make it a point to line up in the gallery leading upto the judges rooms and the famous judges lounge with their hands folded and heads bowed till the time the last judge has made his way through. The practice,say insiders,is a relic of the colonial era when court officials of Indian origin were duty bound to position themselves like this in front of their British masters. This unwritten code is however now under threat as one of the court officials has dared to say no to the established norm. No one has complained yet,so will his other colleagues follow?
Published: January 19, 2009 12:53 am