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Everybody here knows the name SHAH BANO & how Rajiv Gandhi forgetting humanity went to appeal Mulli bigots.
But do you know who was the judge who gave judgement towards Shah Bano?
It was CJI Y V Chandrachud.
A brief story on the judge who took on Maa and her 2 Beta’s.
Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud was born on this day at Poona in 1920, he was the 16th Chief Justice of India, serving from 22 February 1978 to the day he retired on 11 July 1985, he was the longest-serving Chief Justice in India's history at 7 years and 4 months.
Justice Chandrachud was appointed Chief Justice of India during the term of the Janata government, under Prime Minister Morarji Desai. During his tenure as Chief Justice, he sent Sanjay Gandhi to jail in the "Kissa Kursi Ka" case. Kissa Kursi Ka was a movie which was banned by
Indira Gandhi, Sanjay acted as a goonda & had committed felony & Justice Chandrachud sent him to jail for 1 month without bail.
Ironically the actress of the movie was @AzmiShabana who broke bangles crying intolerance.
When Indira Gandhi's Congress government came back to power
the verdict was turned, Chandrachud became a strong opponent of the government, and was known for staunchly defending the independence of the judiciary.
According to Bhagwan D. Dua, A Study in Executive-Judicial Conflict: The Indian Case
Chandrachud had not exactly endeared
himself to the Gandhis for sending Sanjay to jail in 1978 or for turning volte face during the Janata period. By mid-1981, the estrangement between Chandrachud and the ruling party was so great that Ashoke Sen, a Congress (I) MP and the President of the Supreme Court Bar
Association, even hinted at his impeachment by Parliament.
(It seems @INCIndia have kept a stable full of lawyers to threaten the judges, Hegde to Chandrachud to Gogoi to Bobde, all get threat from them.)
Undaunted, the Chief Justice continued to defend the judiciary against
executive interference and called upon the Bench and Bar to be united as this was ‘the only way we could fight the provocation and attack on the judges’….Throughout 1980, the Chief Justice had refused to submit to pressures and made the government appoint eight chief justices
to High Courts (and five judges to the Supreme Court) according to well-established constitutional practices.
In the Shah Bano case, the bench headed by Chief Justice Chandrachud, invoked a provision in The Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 to order maintenance compensation to the
divorced Muslim woman.
This case caused the Rajiv Gandhi government, with its absolute majority, to pass the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 which diluted the judgment of the Supreme Court.
Justice Y.V. Chandrachud after retirement spent time to do what
he wanted always.
He concentrated on writing about Laws & discussed few articles inn detail.

He passed away on 14th July 2008, 2 days after his 88th birthday.
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