CJI DY Chandrachud Says Law System Has Been Used Against Some Communities

Recently, DY Chandrachud who is the Chief Justice of India, spoke up about some of the verdicts given by the Supreme Court. He asserted that the legal structure of India has been used as a weapon to oppress some communities systematically multiple times. A report shared by Bar & Bench that hosted CJI DY Chandrachud quoted DY Chandrachud as saying that judges should be cognisant of social realities as the marginalized social groups have been subjected to horrendous wrongs. Since CJI spoke up about the legal structure that has been used to oppress certain communities systematically, people have been keen on what he said. DY Chandrachud suggested that marginalized communities should maintain a meaningful voice to make decisions. You are asked to stick with this page and go through it till the end. Swipe down the page.

CJI DY Chandrachud

He was at the 6th International Conference on the Unfinished Legacy of Dr. BR Ambedkar which was organized by Brandeis University. The Chief Justice of India said that in both the US and India oppressed communities were not given voting rights for a long time. He emphasized that constitutional democracies must ensure that policies are made and safeguards for marginalized communities/groups are upheld for their upliftment. DY Chandrachud suggested that marginalized communities/groups should make sure that they have a meaningful voice to make decisions. Shift to the next section and read more details.

During the discussion at the third Comparative Constitutional Law hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center, the chief justice of India said he stood by the decision he announced on some aspects of same-sex marriages because judicial opinions are sometimes a vote of the constitution and a vote of conscience. For the unversed, on Tuesday, October 17, a bench of five Supreme Court headed by DY Chandrachud denied recognition of same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court said “no unqualified right” to marriage.

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DY Chandrachud kept on saying “We cannot elevate this to a constitutional right. The other area in which I was in the minority was whether same-sex couples (have the right to adopt). I said that well, same-sex couples and queer couples have the right to adopt a child because, under Indian law, a single individual can adopt a child, and a woman can adopt a child. So, I said if they are together, there is no reason to deny them the right to adopt the child (merely) because they are in a queer relationship”

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