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Justice Chandrachud


Anti-terror laws not to quell dissent; SC role counter-majoritarian: Justice Chandrachud

July 14, 2021 7:48 am

Stating that the Supreme Court “plays the role of a counter-majoritarian institution”, he said it is the Court’s “duty to protect the rights of socio-economic minorities”.

Justice Chandrachud: Only one female judge remaining in SC; deeply worrying

March 14, 2021 7:19 am

Justice Chandrachud was speaking at a farewell ceremony organised by the Supreme Court Young Lawyers Forum to honour Justice Indu Malhotra, who was the first woman lawyer to be appointed directly as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Chandrachud: Labelling dissent as anti-national strikes at heart of democracy

February 16, 2020 8:12 am

Justice Chandrachud said “employment of state machinery to curb dissent instils fear and creates a chilling atmosphere on free speech which violates the rule of law and detracts from the constitutional vision of a pluralist society.”

In India, children often inherit crime, says Justice Chandrachud

December 15, 2019 7:27 am

Delivering the keynote address at the fifth National Juvenile Justice Consultation, Justice Chandrachud said that in India, children often “inherit crime” — they are born into unfortunate circumstances which push them into substance abuse and violence.

Freedom’s become an avenue to spew venom on those who are different, says Justice Chandrachud

August 18, 2019 10:46 am

Delivering his nearly 50-minute lecture before a room packed with prominent members of the legal, theatre and art fraternity, he said the “lived experiences of oppressed communities” are often excluded from mainstream art.

Governments must rethink approach towards tech regulation: Justice Chandrachud

July 28, 2019 2:08 am

“Technology has outpaced lawmakers. Governments have to rethink their approach towards the regulation of tech that intersects with the individual identity," Justice Chandrachud said.

Sexual harassment case: Justice Chandrachud met Justice Bobde, calls for full court

May 06, 2019 10:47 am

Sources confirmed to The Indian Express that Justice Chandrachud had met Justice Bobde on May 2 to discuss the contents of his letter. The letter asks the panel to remedy all the grievances which led the woman complainant to withdraw from the probe on April 30.

How Justice Chandrachud’s dissent on Aadhaar influenced Jamaica ruling

April 17, 2019 8:27 am

Justice Chandrachud had expressed the sole dissenting opinion in a 4:1 verdict that had upheld the Aadhaar Act. Jamaican Chief Justice Bryan Sykes and Justice David Batts chose to go by his view rather than the majority ruling.

Courts are there to exercise a restraining influence on authority: Justice Chandrachud

February 10, 2019 3:24 am

In the build-up to the judgment last September, Chandrachud has spoken about how he and his wife have friends in the LGBT community.

Elgaar Parishad arrests: Can’t muzzle voices in opposition, says Justice Chandrachud

September 29, 2018 5:58 am

Coming down hard on Pune police, Justice Chaderchud said there is “sufficient material” placed before the bench“ on the need to have an independent investigation”.


Supreme Court allows women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

In a 4-1 majority verdict, the Supreme Court lifted the ban and said that it violates constitutional principles. See more: