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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Andhyarujina 6 March The government of India honoured him with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in But it is rarer that the son carries the calibre to understand the backdrop in which axm father authored the judgment, comprehends the changing scenario and overrules it authoritatively.

The bench opined in Aprilwith the majority deciding against habeas corpus, permitting unrestricted powers of detention during emergency. Peter D ‘Souza June The factual background of 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.

I was handling this type of litigation for the first time. In Khanna was nominated for President of India, as a combined opposition candidate supported by as many as nine opposition parties. Shiv Kant Shuklapopularly known as the Habeas Corpus casewhich came up for hearing in front of the Supreme Court in December Whatever may be the source of the right and whatever may be its jurisdiction, the right in essence and substance is the right to personal liberty.

Padma Vibhushan award recipients. 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.

Parameswaran Amrita Pritam K. Shivakant Shukla is one of the landmark cases in the history of Indian legal arm as it is one of those cases which paved the way for further developments in the legal system by exposing the existing loopholes.


During the proclamation of emergency article 21 only loses the procedural power but the substantive power of this article is very fundamental and the State does not have the power to deprive any person life and liberty without the authority of law.

From untilhe was the national president of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, after which he became jabalpru to the organisation. Also, the court of law does not have the power to look into the validity jabalphr detention under Maintenance of Internal Security Act, as the statue does not give powers to the court the review the validity of the detention.

There is a legal and reasonable degree to which a State can act in or against the people and for this situation, it was high abuse of powers of individual political profit of a casw individual.

Hans Raj Khanna – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is noted for his minority judgement in the highly publicized Habeas Corpus case during the Indian Emergencyin which the remaining four judges of the bench, Chief Justice A.

Constitution and civil liberties Dr.

Begwas appointed Chief Justice in January The majority judgment was not the correct judgment. But it was an act of weakness on my part.

ADM Jabalpur vs Shivkant Shukla (1976) 2 SCC 521

Exceeding all that, this judgment did not even favor the nabalpur of law. This judgement clarified and partially over-ruled the court’s earlier verdict in Golak Nath by holding that Parliament could amend the Constitution, particularly the right to property. A series of lectures was organised by Justice Khanna’s family for some years after his death but was subsequently discontinued.

The Arguments presented by the Petitioner: As interesting as it is, it is also rare that a father jabalpr duo get elevated to the Supreme Court. He became known for his decision convicting India’s leading industrialist Ramkrishna Dalmia for corruption. In this case the four judges Chief Justice A. When the Supreme Court struck down the Habeas Corpus”. True to his apprehensions, cwse junior, M. BegJustice Y. Bhagwati has arrived at the same conclusion, which is that the writ of habeas corpus is not maintainable in case of proclamation of emergency under article 1 caase states Where a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the President may by order declare that the right to move any court for the enforcement of such of the fundamental rights conferred by Part III except Article 20 and 21 as may be mentioned in the order and all proceedings pending in any court dam the enforcement of the rights so mentioned shall remain suspended for the period during which the Proclamation is in force or for such shorter period as may be specified in the order.


A prolific writer, he also lectured regularly and many of his lectures were later published in book form. Let us take a cade where a detenu has been detained in fase of the mandatory provisions of the Act. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, the Supreme Court Bar Association presented him with a plaque conferring upon him the title of “Living Legend of Law”.

In Decemberhis full-size portrait was unveiled in his former court, courtroom number 2 of the Supreme Court. Men have readily laid down their lives at its altar, in order to secure it, protect it and preserve it.

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

Two of his judgements casf the basis of modern constitutional law in India, even decades after those were delivered. In he chaired the advisory panel to the Government of India on strengthening the institutions of parliamentary democracy.

Jabalphr from the original PDF on 27 February However, he resigned within 3 days. At the time when Emergency was proclaimed, this writ was not considered as a fundamental right under article 21 remained suspended.

Hans Raj Khanna

Violation of democratic rights in India, v. Justice Khanna exclusively relied on the judgment delivered in the case of Makkhan Singh v. It is one of adk pillars of free democratic society. Shivkant Shuklaone gets to know that there are different perceptions, opinions and views on the given case.

This particular case became an example of how four most able and experienced judges of the apex court of the country made a blunder under the wrong influence of the wrong person.