Did CJI Chandrachud say, ‘Hindu Rashtra is a big thing, even Hindu villages cannot be established’?; Read Fact check
A graphic poster is going viral on social media, featuring a photograph of India’s Chief Justice, Divai Chandrachud, with a statement attributed to him. The text reads: “Hindu Rashtra is a big thing. Hindu villages cannot be established due to so much diversity in this part of the world…CJI Chandrachud.”
This tweet has received more than 8200 likes and over 1900 retweets and many other users are sharing it.
Our team searched Google for any news or media house that has published a statement by CJI Chandrachud regarding a Hindu rashtra or Hindu villages and did not find any evidence to back up this claim. However, we did find a report published by Jansatta on February 15, 2020, when Justice Chandrachud was a senior judge at the Supreme Court but had not yet become India’s Chief Justice. This report mentioned Justice Chandrachud’s views on diversity and the theory of Hindu and Muslim nations. In a lecture titled ‘The Hues that Make India: From Plurality to Pluralism’ at the 15th Justice P.D. Desai Memorial Lecture held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Justice Chandrachud dismissed the theory of Hindu and Muslim nations. He said that the framers of the Constitution laid the foundation of the Republic of India.
The graphic poster that is going viral on social media also contains several grammatical errors in Hindi and furthermore, has the name of CJI Chandrachud misspelled.
DFRAC’s fact check confirms that CJI Chandrachud never made any such statement, which means the viral graphic poster is fake.