O. Chinnappa Reddy

in The Court and the Constitution of India

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780198066286
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081462 | DOI:

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The Supreme Court of India has established a reputation for itself and has become well known in the jurisprudential world map of law and justice. The Court's interpretation of the right to equality and right to life has made it a trendsetter worthy of the most liberal egalitarian judges. The Court is a tribute to the makers of the Constitution. In keeping with traditional tolerance of the people, the Court has never been indifferent or unhelpful to the minorities and their rights but has always been alive and protective of minority rights. The high courts stood up for the liberty of the citizens and continued to entertain habeas corpus applications claiming to do so under the powers given to them under the Criminal Procedure Code. The judiciary has done itself proud and the people of India can rightly claim that the very independence of the judiciary is sufficient proof of the success of democracy in the country.

Keywords: India; Supreme Court; judiciary; democracy; equality; right to life; minority rights; habeas corpus; Criminal Procedure Code; justice

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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