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President Appoints Justice DY Chandrachud As New Chief Justice Of India

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Indian President Draupadi Murmu has appointed Justice DY Chandrachud as the Chief Justice of India with effect from 9th November, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

As per media reports, Chandrachud's formal oath-taking ceremony as the Chief Justice of India will be held on 9th November 2022.

He will be the 50th Chief Justice of India after the retirement of the current CJI UU Lalit.

Earlier, outgoing CJI UU Lalit recommended Justice Chandrachud as his successor. Justice Chandrachud's tenure as CJI will be till November 10, 2024.

Justice Chandrachud was part of the Constitution Benches which decriminalized consensual homosexuality, recognized privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21, decriminalized adultery.

He was also a panel member of the 5-judge bench which decided the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case.

He was part of the majority which upheld the right of women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple.

Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud earned his LLB from Delhi University.

After earning the coveted Inlaks Scholarship, he went on to study at Harvard University. He earned his Master’s in Law (LLM) and Doctorate in Juridical Sciences at Harvard (SJD).

His father Justice Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud was the 16th Chief Justice of India, serving from February 22, 1978, till July 11, 1985. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of India on August 28, 1972. He was the longest-serving Chief Justice in India's history, having served for 7 years and 4 months.