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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A constitution is not a parchment of paper, it is a way of life and has to be lived up to. If India ever finds its way back to the freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen years as an independent nation, someone will surely erect a monument jjabalpur Justice Jabwlpur R Khanna of the Supreme 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.

After Indira Gandhi lost the elections ofthe ruling Janata Party wanted him to head the Commission of Inquiry against the illegal imposition of the emergency and janalpur various atrocities committed during it but Khanna refused, as he felt he would appear biased toward Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi.

He answered, “Even if life was taken away jabalpu, courts are helpless”. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim Casr. Khanna, went on to become Chief Justices. Begstated in the majority decision: Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty and in the final analysis, its only keepers are the people. In Khanna was nominated for President of India, as a combined opposition candidate supported by as many as nine opposition parties.

It is also called the Habeas Corpus To Produce the Body Case because usually, this is a writ filed in a supreme court when someone is arrested.

ADM Jabalpur vs Shivkant Shukla (1976) 2 SCC 521

Bharat Vikas Parishad, News. He was then offered the Chairmanship of the Finance Commissiona position he also refused. The four judges said that the court has no authority or powers to challenge if the detention made under sec 16A 9 b which states 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 jaablpur 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.


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. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. There must be an unmistakable overruling of this judgment so that hypothetical nature of Rule of Law can be clarified alongside its applicability to our judicial framework.

The Emergency of — Khanna’s judgement was the only dissenting vote, and his opinion, claiming that the Constitution could not possibly intend to make the fundamental rights to life and liberty to be subjected to executive decree for addm are inalienable to one’s life and dignified existence, is widely extolled as a show of judicial cxse in defending the fundamental rights to life and liberty in the Indian democracy.

He also wrote an autobiography, Neither Roses nor ThornsLucknow, The family hailed from a trading tradition, but Hans’s father had become a leading lawyer and later, the mayor of Amritsar. Retrieved from ” https: After resigning from the Supreme Court on getting superseded by Justice M. Also, he denied that article 21 is not the sole repository of right to life and personal jabalput even in absence of article 21 in the constitution the state cannot deprive avm person from his right to life and personal liberty as this formulates the basic postulate of a civilized society.

Khanna Memorial Essay Competition in the month of May annually. 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.

As a judge, the supreme focus is on the benefit of the public or on something which is good for the citizens and the society as a whole but this judgment, seemed to favor only five persons- Indira Gandhi and the other four judges delivering this judgment, including the then Chief Justice of India- Justice A.

The Arguments presented by the Petitioner: As it so happened, the entire government fell within six months. 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! It was Justice Khanna who spoke out fearlessly and eloquently for freedom this week in dissenting from the Court’s decision upholding cade right of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Government to imprison political opponents at will and without court hearings He further says that the precedential order issued under article 1 does not give clarity regarding disobeying the parliamentary law.


He became known for his decision convicting India’s leading industrialist Ramkrishna Dalmia for corruption. 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.

However, Justice Khanna resisted the pressure to concur with this majority view. Before Proclamation of Emergency there was rampant political instability in the Country after the election of Indira Gandhi was termed to be as unlawful.

This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat Kamal Nath — Kamal Nath Case. The preventative detention led to filing of several writ petitions all over the country.

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

The majority judgment was not the correct judgment. Padma Vibhushan award recipients. Violation of democratic rights in India, v. Hans Raj Khanna 3 July — 25 February was an advocatejurist and judge.

The first lecture was delivered by Justice M. Therefore, the state need not furnish the reason for dentation. From untilhe was the national president of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, after which he became patron to the organisation.

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.

It is one of the pillars of free democratic society. 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. Exceeding all that, this judgment did not even favor the rule of law. In 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 under a law providing for preventive detention.

In the end, he quoted Justice Jabalpu Evans Hughes:.