‘Judges not gods, litigants need not argue with folded hands’
The Kerala High Court has said that the judges are just doing their constitutional duties and litigants or lawyers are not required to argue before the court with folded hands, as they are no gods. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan pointed this out when a litigant argued her case with folded hands and tears in her eyes.
“First of all, no litigant or lawyer needs to argue their case with folded hands before a court of law because it is their constitutional right to argue a case before a court of law. Usually the court of law is known as ‘temple of justice’. But there is no god sitting in the bench. The judges are doing their constitutional duties and obligations. But the litigants and lawyers should keep the decorum of the court while arguing the case,” said the Court.
The litigant, Ramla Kabeer, was before the court in person to quash a first information report (FIR) registered against her alleging offences punishable under Sections 294(b) (singing, reciting, or uttering obscene song or words in or near a public place), 506(i) (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 120(o) of the Kerala Police Act.
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