Fact Check: False claim that SC motto has changed from 'Satyamev Jayate' to ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’

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A post is being shared on social media with a claim that the motto of the Supreme Court has changed from ‘Satyamev Jayate’ to ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’.
“सुप्रीम कोर्ट का चिन्ह बदल गया….‘सत्यमेव जयते’ की जगह..।।यतो धर्मस्ततो जय: ।।” – the caption claimed.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.
We checked the official website of the Supreme Court of India and found that the motto still read ‘|| यतो धर्मस्ततो जय: ||’ ( ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’).

We also found a blog post on the logo of the Apex court dated 2017 and found that even there the motto was ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’.  The blog also talked about how the logo of the Supreme Court of India is similar to that of the Indian National Emblem. However, instead of ‘Satyameva Jayate’ which is the Indian National Emblem’s Motto, ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’ meaning, ‘where there is Dharma there is victory’ is the motto of the Supreme Court of india. It has always been this and has not been ‘changed’ recently as quoted in the claim above.

The Press Information Bureau also clarified that the above post is fake.

From the above fact check, it is clear that the motto of the Supreme Court of India was always ‘Yato Dharmastato Jai’. Hence, the post is fake.

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