D.Y. Chandrachud takes the oath of office as India's 50th Chief Justice. President Droupadi Murmu appoints
him in brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He refers to dissent as the "safety valve of democracy,"
says CJI. D Y Chandrachud is sworn in as India's Chief Justice of India (CJI) on Wednesday. He succeeds
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, who left office on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a successful
future at the swearing-in ceremony. The Chief Justice of India's top court, Justice D Yashwantrao Chandrachud,
has served on the bench that decriminalised same-sex relationships. He has also served on benches
that have rendered decisions on abortion and the euthanasia of unmarried women.
Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud was sworn in as the 50th Chief Justice of India.