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It is the responsibility of all decision makers to ensure that law should not become a weapon of oppression - CJI Chandrachud

  New Delhi: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday said that it is the responsibility of all decision-makers to ensure that law does not become an instrument of oppression but remains an instrument of justice. 'Need to understand capacity of courts' Justice Chandrachud, speaking at an event, said that it is very good to have expectations from citizens, but "we need to understand the capacity as well as the limitations of the courts as institutions". He said that while law can be an instrument of justice, law can also be an instrument of oppression. Today, law books can be used as tools of oppression. "I think the main thing is how we handle the law, which involves all decision makers, not just judges," the CJI said. "When you have the ability to listen to the unheard voices in your system, see the unseen faces in the system and then see where the balance is between law and justice, then you can truly fulfill your mission as a judge," he said. . .' 'Judges are constantly evaluated' He said that social media has presented the biggest challenge as there is real-time reporting of every little word spoken by a judge in court and 'as a judge you are constantly evaluated'.