Why was green paper required for legal documents in India?
In the past, green paper was commonly used in India for legal documents, including court documents and government forms. The reason for this tradition is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated during the British colonial period. One theory is that the green colour was chosen because it was associated with the British government and symbolized authority. Another theory is that the green colour was chosen because it was less likely to fade or discolour over time compared to other colours.
Today, it appears that the use of green paper for legal documents is no longer mandatory or required by law in India. However, some individuals and organizations may still choose to use green paper for legal documents as a matter of tradition or preference. It should be noted that the content and legal validity of a document are not affected by the colour of the paper it is printed on.