Citizens should not be afraid of approaching courts: CJI Chandrachud

New Delhi, November 27, 2023.

The Supreme Court has acted as a “people’s court” and citizens should not be afraid of going to courts or view it as the last resort, Chief Justice of India (CJI) D Y Chandrachud said on Sunday.

Justice Chandrachud said just as the Constitution allows us to resolve political differences through established democratic institutions and processes, the courts system helps in resolving many disagreements through established principles and processes.

“In this way, every case in every court in the country is an extension of constitutional governance,” the CJI said while speaking at the inauguration of the Constitution Day celebrations at the apex court.