Hours (or shall we say minutes?) after the Union Cabinet reshuffle took place, the government announced a series of decisions including renaming of high courts in Kolkata, Bombay and Chennai.
At a press conference after the Cabinet expansion, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, ”from now on Calcutta High Court will be known as Kolkata HC, Bombay HC as Mumbai HC and Madras HC as Chennai HC.”
This renaming comes within three months of Gurgaon being renamed as Gurugram. Unsurprisingly, the ever-opinionated bunch in Twitterverse were quick to react, and they don’t seem too happy with the rechristening.
Ok! Now- Bombay High Court becomes Mumbai High Court. Wats wit dis changing of names. Mumbai is a name, Bombay a feeling
— rushi (@rushabhbgandhi) July 5, 2016
And it has happened. The Mumbai-isation of the Bombay High Court. What’s next on the list? Bombay Dyeing? https://t.co/mjD1UHpszI
— Humaira Ansari (@ansarihumaira) July 5, 2016
It always was Mumbai High Court when referenced in Marathi language. https://t.co/6zstfTvfNP
— Yogini (@yoginisd) July 5, 2016
Bombay high Court was one of the last memories of the old Bombay, mumbai isn't bad but I still prefer Bombay don't you???
— Sneha Mejari (@snehamejari) July 5, 2016