What Was the ADM Jabalpur Case? On 25 June , Prime Minister Indira Gandhi invoked Article and imposed a state of Emergency. Hans Raj Khanna (3 July – 25 February ) was an advocate, jurist and judge. While the Habeas Corpus case is Justice Khanna’s most celebrated ruling, .. “A.D.M. Jabalpur vs Shukla: When the Supreme Court struck down the . PETITIONER: ADDITIONAL DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, JABALPUR Vs. .. The Act in the present case is valid law and it has laid down procedure of applying the.

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He answered, “Even if life was taken away illegally, courts are helpless”. The four judges said that the court has no authority or powers to challenge if the detention made under sec 16A 9 b which jabalpjr no person against whom an order of detention is made or purported to be made under Section 3 shall be entitled to the communication or disclosure of any such ground, information or material as is referred to in clause a or the production to him of any document containing such ground, information or material as under the act it clearly states that the grounds of the detention need not be disclosed hence the court cannot question the state or the executive body to validate the detention.

Hans Raj Khanna

A constitution is not a parchment of paper, it is a way of life and has to be lived up to. But it was an act of weakness on my part. Most part of the opinions seen in the Shivkant Shukla case has been totally negated by 44th Amendment of the Constitution and also legal elucidation and along these lines, it is not any more longer a law.

Bhagwati expressed remorse by saying: The nexus amongst State and Executive is flawed and the impact of suspension of such rights will emerge in the form of additional energy in the hands of the legislature which may formulate laws against the fundamental rights.

He entered the Indian judiciary in and subsequently was elevated as a judge to the Supreme Court of India in where he continued till his resignation in Karunakaran Lal Krishna Advani M. He resigned from its chairmanship in when he was inducted into the cabinet as Union Law Minister by Charan Singh.


Khanna, went on to become Chief Justices. Khanna gave his resignation.

Hans Raj Khanna – Wikipedia

Andhyarujina 6 March However, he also said the right to amendment was fundamental — as he explained, “if no provision were made for amendment of the Constitution, the people would have recourse to extra-constitutional methods like revolution”. Upon the request of Indira Gandhi to the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, an emergency was declared on June 26, under clause 1 of article of the constitution of India.

If it was open to me to come to a fresh decision in that case, I would agree with what Justice Khanna did. Chandrachud will be happy and proud today. Begstated in the majority decision: Khanna Memorial Essay Competition in the month of May annually. Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. However, his was the last supersession in the history of the Supreme Court, and eventually the judiciary even wrested the power of judicial appointments from the executive in a landmark ruling in the Advocates-on-Record case in also known as the Second Judges Case [14].

Constitution and civil liberties Dr.

If the Indian constitution is our heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers, no less are we, the people of India, the trustees and custodians of the values which pulsate within its provisions! He did however accept the office of Chairman of the Law Commissiona post he held without any pay. Hero of a lost battle”. The Arguments on behalf of the Respondent: Nani Palkhivala’s book, which come out soon after the emergency was revoked, carried a full-fledged chapter on him titled, “Salute to Justice Khanna”.

Justice Beg even went on to observe: Before Proclamation of Emergency there was rampant political instability in the Country after the election of Indira Gandhi was termed to be as unlawful.

Justice Khanna is renowned for his courage and independence during the period that has been called the darkest hour of Indian democracy, [7] during the Indian Emergency of Indira Gandhi. The case of A.

On 24 Aprilseven out of 13 judges held that Parliament’s power to amend the Constitution was limited. Archived from the original on 23 August Hans Raj Khanna 3 July — 25 February was an advocatejurist and judge. Striking a discordant note in the privacy judgment pronounced today, his son Justice D.

Commissions and Omissions by Indian Prime Ministers: Beg at the behest of the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhidespite being the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court and as a result of this, he promptly resigned from the court.


The Government of the day decided to appeal against the decisions of the High Courts in the Supreme Court, which later became famous and known as the Additional District Magistrate of Jabalpur vs.

It was presided over by Justice Ranganath Misra.

Padma Vibhushan award recipients. In Decemberhis full-size portrait was unveiled in his former court, courtroom number 2 of the Supreme Court. InJustice P. The submission of an independent judiciary to absolutist government is virtually the last step in the destruction of a democratic society; and the Indian Supreme Court’s decision appears close to utter surrender.

Finally, it was urged that Preamble to the constitution speaks jabbalpur a Sovereign, Democratic Republic and therefore, the Executive which is subordinate to the Legislature cannot act to the prejudice of the citizen save to the extent permitted by laws validly made by the legislature which is the chosen representative of the people.

ADM Jabalpur vs Shivkant Shukla () 2 SCC – Case Summary

Exceeding all that, this judgment did not even favor the rule of law. Chandrachud and Justice P. If India ever finds its way back to the freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen am as an independent nation, someone will surely erect a monument to Justice H R Khanna of the Supreme Court. The factual background caae the case was that on June 26 ththe President of India under clause 1 of Article of the Indian Constitution declared a state of emergency citing reasons of internal disturbances.

The Proclamation and discretionary utilization of force by the State apparatus and taking ceaselessly the individual freedom of various individuals casf judicial stamp can be viewed as a standout amongst the most mistaken judgment till date.

After completing his schooling from D. I was a novice at that time, a young judge. While the Habeas Corpus case is Justice Khanna’s most celebrated ruling, almost as well known is his judgment in the landmark case of Kesavananda Bharati.

Shiv Kant Shuklapopularly known as the Habeas Corpus casewhich came up for hearing in front of the Supreme Court in December