Keshavanand Bharti no more SC had given the principle of basic structure of the petition

Keshavanand Bharti no more, SC had given the principle of basic structure of the petition. In Keshavanand Bharti vs State of Kerala, the Supreme Court of the country said that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the Constitution of the country. The court said in its judgment that the constitution can be changed but its infrastructure cannot be tampered.

Keshavanand Bharti no more SC had given the principle of basic structure of the petition

Story Highlights

  • 79-year-old Keshavanand Bharti passed away
  • Petitioner in Keshavanand Bharti Vs. State of Kerala
  • Supreme Court gave important decision

Keshavanand Bharti died in Kerala today. Keshavanand Bharti was the same person on whose petition the Supreme Court gave a decision to keep the basic structure of the Constitution intact. Keshavanand Bharti was 79 years old. He died in the ashram at Adanir in Kasagod district of Kerala this morning

In this case, the Supreme Court of the country had said that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the Constitution of the country. The court said in its judgment that the constitution can be changed but its infrastructure cannot be tampered with. The 79-year-old saint was the head of the Edner monastery in Kasargod. His full name was Kesavananda Bharati Shripadagalavaru.

Kesavanand Bharti had challenged the land reform law of the Kerala government about 40 years ago. In this case, the Supreme Court said that the Supreme Court itself is the guardian of the basic structure of the Constitution. So far, the largest bench of 13 judges was sitting in the Supreme Court for hearing in this case. The case went on trial for a full 68 days. The trial began on 31 October 1972 and the verdict came on 23 March 1973.

The court ruled with a majority of 7: 6 on 23 March 1973 that Parliament can make the same changes in any part of the constitution unless the basic structure of the constitution is affected. The conclusion of this decision was that the Parliament has the power to amend the Constitution, but it will be effective only till the basic structure of the Constitution is changed.