Legislature, executive must enable practice of liberty, equality, fraternity: CJI

Updated: Nov 26 2022 8:41PM

Legislature, executive must enable practice of liberty, equality, fraternity: CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) The legislature and the executive "must enable" the practice of democratic ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity besides the courts sustaining these values by "foregrounding" them in their judicial decisions, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Saturday.

In his speech at the end of the day-long Constitution Day function in the Supreme Court premises here, the CJI said, "The Constitution does not force its citizens to choose between their rights and their culture. Rather, it includes the cultural, social and religious aspects in its journey to the goal of a democratic society." The people of India, in their interactions with one another, must breathe life into the Constitution by practicing the democratic ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity, he said.

"The courts of the country must sustain this practice by foregrounding these same values in their judicial decisions, and the legislature and executive must enable the practice of liberty, equality, and fraternity," he said.