Truth has become a victim of fake news: CJI Chandrachud at ABA India conference

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Friday said that in the age of social media, truth has become a victim due to the spread of false news.

Addressing the American Bar Association (ABA) India Conference 2023 on ‘Law in the Age of Glocalisation: Convergence of India and the West’, CJI Chandrachud said, “We live in an era where people lack patience , they are less. On their tolerance. In the age of social media, if they don’t like what you say, they start trolling you. Truth has become a victim in the spread of false news.’

The CJI further said that the Constitution was a transformative document imbibing global practices, but now our day-to-day lifestyles are influenced by the happenings in the oceans. The Chief Justice said, “Law is the global currency of trust”.

“Globalization has led to its own discontent. Several causes of recession are being experienced around the world… There is a rise in anti-globalization sentiment. Its origins lie in the terrorist attacks of 2001, for example,” he said. .

Justice Chandrachud said that Covid-19 was yet another global recession but it emerged as an opportunity in the darkness.

“Video conferencing has led to decentralization of justice and is a paradigm of access to justice. The Supreme Court is not just the Supreme Court of Tilak Marg, but the Supreme Court of the smallest village,” he said.

He said that Dr. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, explained the importance of global engagement in the process of drafting the Constitution.

“Dr Ambedkar said it was not only inspiration from the global but based on local needs and a uniquely Indian global product was produced,” he said.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also addressed the gathering and said that the best example of globalization along with localization was when we faced COVID.

Mehta said, “Except for one or two countries, no one had their own vaccine. India made two local vaccines. 2.5 times the population of the US and the EU was vaccinated globally by India.”

“The legal profession has come together in an unprecedented way to curate this conference. All leading law firms have provided support as sponsors for a conference with over 25 sponsors and 120 speakers, including judges from the Supreme Court 5 judges, seven members of parliament. and 13 managing partners from leading law firms.

We are fortunate that the Chief Justice of India has kindly agreed to deliver the keynote address at the opening of the conference, which will set the tone and agenda of the conference We are pleased that the Government of India has supported this summit as a G20 related event,” said Pratibha Jain, President, India Committee, ABA; Head of Strategy and Group General Counsel, Everstone Group.

The summit is endorsed by the Government of India as a G-20 event. Amitabh Kant, G-20 Sherpa, Government of India will deliver a special address during the summit. The conference will revolve around India’s G-20 Chairmanship, which has significant contemporary relevance and importance.

With over 100 thought leaders across 21 thematic sessions along with 13 special addresses and 5 plenary sessions, the conference will provide a global platform and context for the convergence of the West and India in the legal field and the many challenges and innovations needed to move us forward. will address Further, said in a press statement.