New Delhi: The Constitution of India is a wonderful combination of global and local. Our Constitution and its basic spirit have been made the basis of their constitution by many countries, said Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud while inaugurating the three-day conference of the American Bar Association (ABA).

The theme of the conference was “Law in age of globalisation: Convergence of India and the West”. Referring to the Constitution, he said that when it was drafted, the makers of the Constitution did not know in which direction we would develop. At that time there was no privacy, internet, algorithms and social media.

“Globalisation has led to its own discontent. There are many reasons to experience recession around the world. There has been a surge in anti-globalisation sentiment, with its origins, for example, in the 2001 terror attacks. The 2001 attacks brought the world to the bitter truth of the attacks that India had been witnessing.”

On the issue of climate change, he said climate change is not an elitist notion and a harsh reality for countries in coastal states. The CJI said on social media that in the era of false news, the truth has become a victim.” “You are at risk of being trolled by someone who doesn’t agree with you for everything you do,” he said.

Referring to the Covid-19 pandemic, he said, “Covid forced countries to close their borders. Half of the world, which lives at the bottom of the population, did not get much benefit from globalization. For them, the expectation of localization increased, but they will benefit greatly from globalization.”

He said that things across the darkness will also be visible and found. Covid gave digital marketplaces and new ideas, agendas for sustainable development, New frame work and tasks.

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