Thursday, January 17, 2013

I.R. Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu: A Judicial Challenge - Author: Shashwat Agarwal

I.R. Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu: A Judicial Challenge - Author: Shashwat Agarwal
The nine judges' Bench presided by Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, the then C.J.I. delivered a unanimous verdict on 11.1.2007 in I.R. Coelho (dead) by L.Rs. v. State of Tamil Nadu and others, upholding the 'Basic Structure Doctrine', and the authority of the judiciary to review any such laws , which destroy or damage the basic structure as indicated in Art.21 read with Art.14, Art.19 and the principles underlying there under, even if they have been put in 9th Schedule after 14th April, 1973. This case is popularly known as The Ninth Schedule Case
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