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The Lady will preside

9 August, 2013
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Statue: Lady JusticeStatue: Lady Justice (1879)

Bombay High Court, Mayo Road, Fort (presently Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg).

With Lady Justice presiding over the Bombay High Court, no manhandling was tolerated. Older forms of public punishment in the city that ranged from being pelted with cowdung or eggshells, to being tied to a pole and flogged, to being rotated in a cage till the prisoner fainted, were replaced with modern forms of discipline, decency and punishment.

Hersh Acharya, a Bombay Barrister, captures the likeness of the Lady from a gentlemanly distance.

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