Kesavananda Bharati V. State of Kerala () Shankari Prasad vs Union of India (AIR SC ) . Champakam Dorairajan vs State of Madras. Issue. JUDGMENT W.P.(C) OF Appellants: His Holiness Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and Ors. Vs. Respondent: State of Kerala and Anr. Decided. The fundamental question dealt in Kesavananda Bharati v State of Kerala is whether the power to amend the constitution is an unlimited, or there is identifiable.

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Then the Judicial Committee examined the effect of this conflict.

Kesavananda Bharati vs State Of Kerala And Anr on 24 April,

The constitutional validity of first amendmentwhich curtailed the right to property, was challenged. Of course whether or not a law promotes peace, order and good government is for the Parliament, not for a court, to decide. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity of the equal and inalienable rights of all members sttae the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Hermes C. Palkhivala on Menzies J’s judgment:.

When the Constituent Assembly has completed its labours, His Majesty’s Government will recommend to Parliament such action as may be necessary for the cession of sovereignty to the Indian people, subject only to two provisos which are mentioned in the statement and which are not, we believe, controversial, namely, adequate provision for the protection of minorities and willingness to conclude a treaty to cover matters arising out of the transfer of power.

State of Punjab, and considered the validity of the 24th, 25th, 26th and 29th amendments. They were reluctant to grant complete and unfettered authority to Parliament with respect to power of amendment. A grant of the power in general terms, standing by itself, would no doubt be construed in the wider sense; but it may be qualified by other express provisions in the same enactment, by the implications of the context, and even by the considerations arising out of what appears to be the general scheme of the Act”.


Such powers embrace only those expressly granted in the body of kerqla Constitution and such as may be implied from those so granted”. This analysis of the provisions contained in Clauses a and b of the proviso to Article shows that the reason for including certain articles and excluding certain other from the proviso was not that all articles dealing with keeavananda federal structure or the status of the States had been selected for inclusion in the proviso.

The only contention before the Court was that “since it bhsrati that the powers prescribed oof Article are likely to be affected by the intended amendment of the provisions contained in Part III, the bill introduced for the purpose of making such an off, must attract the proviso, and as the impugned Act has admittedly not gone through the procedure prescribed by the proviso, it is invalid”.

But in the one case, this involves an addition to what is expressed: Chief Justice Jay, “to the Constitution. According to him, the speeches of Dr. Article 21 provides that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.

Parliament has not as yet chosen to amend the Preamble. The question arose out of the following facts. Fifthly, the Amendment Actin so far as it purports to take away or abridge the rights conferred by Part III of the Constitution, falls within the prohibition of Article 13 2.

Kesavananda Bharati

Archived copy as title. The Declaration may not be a legally binding instrument but it shows how India understood the nature of Human Rights. You will remember that we passed the Fundamental Rights Committee’s Report which was sent by the Advisory Committee; the major part of those rights has been disposed of and accepted by this House.


This question has to be considered in each case in the context of a concrete problem.

I may set out here the observations kesavsnanda the Judicial Committee regarding McCawley’s case. Article deals with claims of scheduled castles and scheduled tribes to services and posts.

Keshavananda Bharti vs. State of Kerala

Kseavananda is the only Shankaracharya in the whole state of Kerala. He further held that when Article confers on Parliament the right to amend the Constitution, it can be exercised over all the provisions of the Constitution. Further, the state pleaded that in order to fulfill its socio-economic obligations guaranteed to the citizens by the union in Preamble, it is of immense importance that there is no limitation upon the authority of the Parliament.

Articleas originally enacted, read as follows:. It is the discussion on the latter question that is relevant to the present case. He is the follower of unique Smartha Bhagawatha tradition and Advaita Vedanta.

Kesavananda Bharati Vs. State of Kerala

The Act was challenged in High Court which held the act to be unconstitutional for being violative of Article 14 of the Constitution. It has been said, no doubt, that the preamble is not a part of our Constitution.

See Orient Kera,a Mills v. At these meetings the sub- committee considered the interim proposals of the fundamental rights Sub-Committee in so far as these had a bearing on minority rights. Here, the comprehensive expression “repeal or amend” gives power to have a completely new Act different from an existing act of Parliament.