Judges are not gods, it is dangerous to think of courts as temples of justice: CJI DY Chandrachud Kolkata News


Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud observed on Saturday that it was dangerous to describe the court as a temple of justice and equate judges with gods.

Addressing the Eastern Zone-II regional conference of the National Judicial Academy in Kolkata, he said, “Too many, we are addressed as honor or lordship or ladyship. There is a great danger when people say that the court The temple of justice. It is a grave danger that we think of ourselves as gods in these temples.

He then added, “I want to recast the role of the judge as a servant of the people. And when you think of yourselves as people who are there to serve others, you Empathy, compassion, bring the concept of judging but not judging others.

The CJI said that even when sentencing anyone in a criminal case, the judges do so with a sense of compassion, as it is the human being who is ultimately sentenced.

CJI Chandrachud then said that it is important to understand the importance of constitutional ethos like the pursuit of diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

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“These notions of constitutional ethics … are key, not only for Supreme Court or High Court judges, but also for the district judiciary itself because the engagement of ordinary citizens first begins with the district judiciary,” he said. “

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