27 January Friday

Judicial Officers Must Abstain From “Court Lamp” Event At Guruvayur

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Nov 2, 2022

Kochi : Judges must not participate in “Court Lamp(കോടതി വിളക്ക്) ritual at Guruvayur temple, ruled the Kerala High Court on Wednesday. It is unbecoming of  courts to be part of any religious activity. Dubbing  the event as “Court Lamp(കോടതി വിളക്ക്)” is inappropriate in itself, the High Court observed, adding that, the Thrissur District judge has issued ruling in this regard.

Judicial officers shall not participate in the event or its organising, either directly or indirectly, the Court clarified. Courts being a constitutional establishment, neither judicial staff nor lawyers should take part in the event, the  court directed.