Ninth Schedule: What the Supreme Court judgment means

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by lord_neo, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    The Ninth Schedule, which finds itself under debate after the Supreme Court judgment on January 11, 2007, was added to the Constitution in 1951, primarily to deal with a situation in which the Supreme Court struck down land reform laws.
    In order to remove all such land reform laws from being struck down on the ground that compensation was inadequate or on any other ground, Parliament amended the Constitution to create the Ninth Schedule.

    Article 31B of the Constitution stated that any law in the Ninth Schedule could not be challenged in the courts. The perception quite clearly then was that the judiciary was the last bastion of vested interests and hence the role of the judiciary in striking down such laws had to be taken away.


    http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/jan/11indira.htm
     
  2. nazr

    nazr angel is my genital..

    I skip this topic even while reading newspapers. Boring
     
  3. zicky5608

    zicky5608 Power Shortage

    Newspapers are meant to be boring.
     
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Fvck legislature.

    I am sure they will protest this as another sign of over zelousness by Judiciary.


    Thank goodness, there are some means to keep these rascals under wraps.
     

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