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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The 42nd Amendmentenacted inis considered to be the immediate and most direct fall out of the judgement.

Kesavananda Bharati

Our Preamble outlines the objectives of the whole Constitution. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

However, the passage of the 39th Amendment proved that in fact this apprehension was well-founded. This appears from the following kesavananca survey of the history of the framing of the Preamble extracted from the Framing of India’s Constitution A study by B. The case was heard by the largest ever Constitution Bench of 13 Judges. Reliance is not placed by the draftsman only on the word “amend”.

I may mention that an attempt was made to expand the word “amend” in Article by proposing an amendment that “by way of variation, addition, or repeal” be added but the amendment was rejected. I am not called upon to say which view is correct but it does show that in Australia, there is a sharp conflict of opinion as to whether the Keesavananda can control the amending power.

I may mention that in the case of the amendments which may be made in exercise of the powers under Article 4Articlepara 7 of the Fifth Schedule, and para 21 of the Sixth Schedule, it has been expressly stated in these provisions that they shall not be deemed to be amendments of the Statr for the purposes of Article So, however, that in any case where a kerals body is incorporated by law, no such eksavananda shall be made except at the request of the governing authority of that body.

It ksrala, however, a sound rule of construction that speeches made by members of a legislature in the course of debates relating to the enactment of a statute cannot be used as aids for interpreting any of provisions of the statute.

Even though the hearings consumed five months, the outcome would profoundly affect India’s democratic processes.

Kesavananda Bharati Vs. State of Kerala

Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar, in his note dated March 14,observed: Can it not be said that these are indica of the intention of the Constituent Assembly to give a permanency to the basic features of the Constitution? Therefore, this precious judgment had restored the faith of common people in Judiciary as well as in Democracy.


Subject to the provisions of this Chapter, trade, commerce and intercourse throughout the territory of India shall be free Article Subsequently the words and figure “this twenty-sixth day of November ” were introduced in the last paragraph to indicate the date on which the Constitution was finally adopted by the Constituent Assembly.

Restraints to be implied against any exercise of power by Commonwealth against State and State against Commonwealth calculated to destroy or detract from the independent exercise of the functions of the one or the other No similar provisions exists in any of the Independence Acts in respect of other countries, enacted by the British Parliament, e. In Article again, the two words are joined together to give a wider power.

The main arguments relevant to the present case which were advanced in support of the petition before this Court were summarised by Patanjali Sastri, J. In pursuance of the above, a resolution for the setting up of an Advisory Committee on fundamental rights was moved by Govind Ballabh Pant in the Constituent Assembly on January 24, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He took sanyasa at the age of 19 and has been heading the mutt since as Peetadhipathi and head of Edneer Mutt.

Seervai and the learned Attorney General. The Preamble was adopted by the Assembly without any alteration.

The Supreme Court on appeal declared the conviction and orders made against him null and inoperative on the ground that the persons composing the Tribunal were not validly appointed to the Tribunal. Along with this it has also put a cap of restriction on the Parliament to keep its autocracy in check and to ascertain that there is no further violation of Fundamental rights.

Obviously no Court can compel the Government to lay down a uniform civil code even though it is essentially desirable in the interest of the integrity, and unity of the country.

In order to understand the famous case of Kesavananda Bharathi, one must trace through the basics, events and cases which led to the historic decision. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These principles were commonly termed as Basic Structure. The above brief summary of the work of the Advisory Committee and the Minorities Sub-Committee shows that no one ever contemplated that fundamental rights appertaining to the minorities would be liable to be abrogated by an amendment of the Constitution.


Held that the Constitution of India which is essentially a social rather than a political document, is founded on a social philosophy and as such has two main features basic and circumstantial. After examining the implications of partition the sub-committee thought that the question of making changes in the Objectives Resolution could appropriately be considered only when effect had actually been given to the June 3 Plan.

The untold story of struggle for supremacy by Supreme Court and Parliament. The way the Preamble is drafted leaves no doubt that what follows, or is annexed to, the Preamble, is the Constitution of India. It seems to me kessavananda the Preamble of our Constitution is of nharati importance and the Constitution should be read and interpreted in the light of the grand and noble vision lesavananda in the Preamble.

Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah previous Chief Justice of India remarked that “this was an attempt of not creating ‘forward looking judges’ but ‘judges looking forward’ to the office of Chief Justice”. These cases raise grave issues. This provision was intended to protect legislation dealing with agrarian reforms.

And the uniform doctrine of the highest judicial authority has accordingly been, that it was the act of the people, and not of the states; and that it bound the latter, as subordinate to the people.

Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala – Wikipedia

Article is most important for our purpose. Series of cases prior to Kesavananda Bharti case are following. Article 30 gives further rights to minorities whether bhsrati on religion or language to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.

Select Documents II, 20 iip. Article 50 directs that the State shall take steps to separate the judiciary from the executive in the public services of the State. Article 42 directs that the State shall make provisions for securing just and humane conditions of work and for maternity relief.

Kesavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala

In forwarding the report of the Advisory Committee on the subject of Minority Rights, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in his report dated August 8,said: This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Pan American Airways 1 All E. These two articles are not mentioned in the proviso to Article but Articles 54 and 55 are mentioned. Again, in Article 2the oof “amendment” has been used in a limited sense.