Short Notes on S hoe Respect Controversy
(i) Lord Amherst insisted that Indians take off their shoes as a mark of respect, before they appeared before him.
(ii) Under Lord Dalhousie ‘shoe respect’ was made strict and Indians were made to take off their shoes before entering any government institution. This made the Indians very unhappy.
(iii) When in 1862, Manockjee Cowasjee Entee refused to take off his shoes in the court of the session’s judge; he was barred entry into the courtroom Manockjee protested against his exclusion with the Bombay Governor.