RTI query reveals that wearing cap in Supreme Court is against the decorum
Danish Raza | April 27, 2010
Wear a cap in the Supreme Court at your own risk. It is not allowed inside the court premises. That is what the court has told Mansoor Ahmad, a final year law student of Aligarh Muslim University.
On March 10, Ahmad and 82 other law students came to the apex court for an internship program. A security guard asked him to remove his cap before entering the court as it was against the decorum. Khan offered to get his cap checked, but the security insisted that the cap be removed.
Ahmad then made an RTI request seeking to know if a visitor or an intern law student could enter the premises of the Supreme Court of India with cap on his or her head after due security check. "In case, he isn't allowed to do so, please provide a copy of the law, regulation, notification or any other instruction in its support,’ read the RTI query dated March 23, 2010.
The public information officer (PIO) of the court replied on April 10 that the court decorum did not allow wearing a cap.
Ahmad also made a representation to the registrar of the court in which he said if Sherwani was permissible under the Advocates Act 1961, who not cap. A copy of the representation was marked to the chief justice of India.
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