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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Union of India — Delhi Ridge Case. Padma Vibhushan award recipients. Chandrachud had conclusively held that it did not make any difference whether any right to personal liberty was in existence prior to the enactment of the Constitution, either by way of a natural right, statutory right, common law right or a right jqbalpur under the law of torts.

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ADM Jabalpur vs Shivkant Shukla (1976) 2 SCC 521

BegJustice Y. Chandrachud in the famous case of ADM Jabalpur v Shivakant Shukla In ADM Jabalpur, the issue ad the Supreme Court was whether an order issued by the President under Article 1 of the Constitution suspends the right of every person to move any Court for the enforcement of the right to personal liberty under Article 21 upon being detained under a law providing for preventive detention.

Upon the request of Indira Gandhi to the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, an emergency was declared on June am, under clause 1 of article of the constitution of India.

Caae ADM Jabalpur, the issue before the Supreme Court was whether an order issued by the President under Article 1 of the Constitution suspends the right of every person to move any Court for the enforcement of the right to personal liberty under Article 21 upon being detained jwbalpur a law providing for preventive detention.

The contradicting opinion of Justice Khanna still holds more substance than the majority judgment including the then Chief Justice.

Chandrachud also said that the executive body must perform in accordance with the law passed by the parliament as it is the basic principle that all action of the executive must have law supporting its action. Khanna Memorial Essay Competition in the month of May annually. The preventative detention led to filing of several writ petitions all over the country.


Constitution and civil liberties Dr. A series of lectures was organised by Justice Khanna’s family for some years after his death but was subsequently discontinued. Due to restraining her political power by the Apex court made her dysfunctional in a matter of vote or speak in Lok Sabha. The majority judgment was not the correct judgment. 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.

Ministry of Home Affairs.

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

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This issue was at the heart of the case of the Additional District Magistrate of Jabalpur v. People’s Union for Civil Liberties.

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

Popular Prakashan, New Delhi. However, he resigned within 3 days. 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. Finally, it was urged that Preamble to the constitution speaks of 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 cae people.

Supreme Court of India today held zdm right to privacy is a Fundamental Right and it is protected under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Archived from the original on 23 August It is one of the pillars of free democratic society. Before delivering this opinion, Justice Khanna mentioned to his sister: Inthe Justice HR Khanna committee was constituted by the railway ministry with the mandate of “reviewing the implementation of previous accident inquiry committees, of examining the adequacy of existing practices for safe running of trains and to suggest safety measures.


On the formation of the Delhi High Courthe joined the bench as one of its first judges. The family hailed from a trading tradition, but Hans’s father had become a leading lawyer and later, the mayor of Amritsar.

Justice Khanna died in his sleep on 25 February Bhagwati expressed remorse aadm saying: 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.

Hans Raj Khanna

Khanna had previously authored casse basic structure doctrine of the Constitution of India in Kesavananda Bharati v. 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 particular individual.

The wrong elucidation prompted to encroachment of fundamental rights jabalppur impulses and favor of a political figure that had her plan to satisfy. A Rare Moment In History: Also, he denied that article 21 is not the sole repository of right to life and personal liberty even in absence of article 21 in the constitution the state cannot deprive a person from his right to life and personal liberty as this formulates the basic postulate of a civilized society.

Most of the high court gave their judgement in favour of these petitions which compelled Indira Gandhi Government to approach Supreme Court for this issue and which became Additional District Magistrate Jabalpur V. He published his autobiography, Neither Roses Nor Thorns in I was handling this type of litigation for the first time. Begcas appointed Chief Justice in January Ray, along with Justices M.