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National News
Former CJI, PIL pioneer Bhagwati passes away at 95
 
(NEW DELHI, June 15,2017): Former Chief Justice of India P N Bhagwati passed away on Thursday. He was 95. Justice Bhagwati is survived by his wife Prabhavati Bhagwati and three daughters - Parul Jayakar, Pallavi Shroff and Sonali Bhagwati.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, family sources said. Justice Bhagwati was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 1973 and became the 17th CJI in 1985.

He was the architect of a new concept - Public Interest Litigation (PIL) - for dispensing justice to the voiceless poor on whose behalf a third person could approach the Supreme Court or high courts.

For his pioneering work in devising this great concept, akin to class action suit in the US - and many other landmark decisions, the government had conferred Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, on him in 2007.

Early in his career as a judge of the SC, he was part of the five-judge bench which in 1976 delivered the infamous ADM Jabalpur judgement that upheld the government decision to suspend fundamental rights, including the Right to Life, during Emergency, which remained in force in India from 1975 to 1977.

Justice H R Khanna was the only judge among the five who gave the dissenting judgement holding that the Right to Life is a core fundamental right which could never be suspended by any government even during Emergency.

Interestingly, Justice Bhagwati was also part of the five-judge bench which delivered a landmark judgement expanding the width of Right to Life in Maneka Gandhi case just two years after the ADM Jabalpur case.

In Maneka Gandhi case, the SC had ruled that Right to Life is no mere animal existence but it meant Right to Live with Dignity.


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Asaram case: Rape victim's father happy to get justice
States like UP, Bihar keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Engine of Chennai-bound train derails, no casualties
Aseemanand's confession to police not voluntary: NIA court
Security personnel injured in encounter
Terrorism an enemy of basic human rights: Swaraj at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet
PM Modi can’t win trust of Dalits, Rahul Gandhi says
Swamy hails VP's decision rejecting impeachment notice
Woman arrested for killing newborn daughter
24 injured in bus accident in UP
BJP may rope in Swami Aseemanand to work in West Bengal
SC website down amidst fears of hacking
L-G approves proposal to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts in Delhi
Manmohan Singh on Kathua, Unnao rape cases: ‘PM Narendra Modi should follow own advice to me, speak more often’
Kathua rape ‘barbaric’, says President Kovind
BJP ministers in J&K government asked to resign, to be replaced with new faces
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Rajouri
Punjabi singer shot at in Mohali
Woman raped by 3 men in UP
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Parmanu– The Story of Pokhran to Release on 25th May, 2018
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I'm my own worst critic: Benedict Cumberbatch
Women being vocal is still new to the world: Priyanka Chopra
Shooting of 'Student of the Year 2' begins in Dehradun
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Macron urges US to help reinvent multilateralism
 (Washington, Apr 25, 2018):French President Emmanuel Macron received a warm, three-minute sta
Scandal-plagued Madrid leader steps down
Trump admin toughens H1-B visa procedure
Armenian Prime Minister resigns amid protests
KERALA NEWS
Watch Video: Thrissur Pooram 2018 off to an amazing start
 (Thrissur, Apr 25, 2018, DG): Hordes of devotees thronged the famous Vadakkunathan temple in
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Thrissur Pooram 2018: Muthukuda preparations in full swing / Video
Varappuzha custody death: Chennithala launches hunger strike for CBI probe
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