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What is the customery background for Indian advocates/lawyers wearing black coats in courts ?

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Asked by jim elzabad, 05 Aug '10 09:01 pm
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The Indian Judiciary is the continuation of the British Legal system established by the English in the mid-19th century. As a consequence they followed the style of black robes worn at that time and which are still worn by the British Judiciary today.
Answered by Janis, 05 Aug '10 10:40 pm

 
  
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In most countries of the world justices wear black, or at the very least garments with some black trim or lining. This tradition is said to have begun in 17th Century England. In 1694 all of the nation's judges attended the funeral of Queen Mary dressed in black robes as a sign of mourning. The official period of morning lasted many years, and overlapped with much of Britain's colonial adventures in other countries. The black robe tradition spread around the world and thus still persists today. Red is the second-most popular color for judicial robes, which likely reflects the fact that red has historically been a color associated with royalty, and judges were originally appointed as servants of the monarchJudiciary of India is the continuation of the British Legal system established by the English in the mid-19th century ,there has been the same dress code followed by Indian Judiciary Indian Advocates and law officers following faithfully these traditions.I know several Advocates never ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 07 Aug '10 08:03 am

 
  
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