New Delhi, Feb. 24 -- Judges of the Supreme Court are not to be addressed as "Your Honour" because such a salutation befits judges of the Supreme Court of the United States or the Magistrate courts in India, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde said on Tuesday.

Later in the day, Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex body of lawyers in the country, put out a press release clarifying that as per a September 28, 2019 resolution issued by it, "as per mostly preferred and prevalent practice" lawyers of the country be requested to address judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts as "My Lord" or "Your Lordship" while lawyers of the subordinate courts, tribunals and other forums may address the court as "Your Honour" or "Sir" or th...