If all decisions of government are democratic, then why have courts? CJI DY Chandrachud in same-sex marriage case

"If all decisions of the elected wings are considered to be democratic, what then is the purpose of the fundamental rights and the purpose of vesting this Court with the power of judicial review?" the CJI asked.
CJI DY Chandrachud on same-sex marriage
CJI DY Chandrachud on same-sex marriage

Democracy cannot be viewed through a narrow prism of electoral mandates alone and if all the decisions of elected wings like the parliament and the executive are considered democratic, then fundamental rights and courts will serve no purpose, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said in his judgment in the same-sex marriage case.

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