Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is currently a judge of the Supreme Court of India, He is a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and a former judge of the Bombay High Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking review of its landmark verdict in the Ayodhya land title dispute case after finding no grounds to entertain them.
Citing the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad and the subsequent killing of all the four accused in a police 'encounter', former Chief Justice of India (CJI) R.M. Lodha said on Tuesday that while we are celebrating the Human Rights Day, the fact of the matter is that we are struggling to protect human rights.
In a matter connected with St Stephen's College, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court on Monday recused himself from the hearing, stating he graduated from the college in 1979.
The Travancore Devaswom Board counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Thursday said that the decision of the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court to refer the issue of women's entry into Sabarimala temple to a larger 7-judge bench for re-examination as a "partial victory".
The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred to a larger bench the issue of examining the validity of the passage of the Finance Act 2017 as Money Bill.
As the five-judge Constitution bench on Wednesday agreed to bring the Chief Justice of India under the ambit of Right To Information Act (RTI), one of the judges Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud pitched for making criteria for appointments in public domain as it will fulfil the purpose of the Right To Information Act.
The Muslim side on Monday objected to a volley of questions targeting it by the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi hearing the Ayodhya title dispute which is in the last phase as the arguments will be wrapped up on October 17.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday quizzed the Muslim parties on two strands of submissions in the Ayodhya title dispute - how do they justify that the figurines (animals, birds, flowers and humans) present in the disputed structure, are not found in any other mosque and secondly, how a voluntary report by four histor claims that the Babri Masjid's location was not the birthplace of Lord Ram.
On the seventh day of the Ayodhya hearing, the Hindu parties cited evidence based on an archaeological report to state that there was a massive structure at the Babri Masjid site dating back to the 2nd century BC which was public in nature and that the structure would be a temple or 'mandap' with pillars.
Ram Lalla Virajman, a deity, and his Janmasthan, is a party in Ayodhya dispute, which weaves religious, political and historical issues into a social-religious debate, which is currently in progress in the Supreme Court.