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Kesavananda Bharati, seer behind ‘basic structure of Constitution’ case, dies aged 79 at his Kerala ashram

Over the years, the name of Bharati had become synonymous with constitutional law after a 13-judge bench of the Supreme Court on April 24, 1973 delivered its historic verdict in the case known as Kesavananda Bharati v.
Kesavananda Bharati(VPSecretariat/ Twitter)
Kesavananda Bharati(VPSecretariat/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 03:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi

PM Modi condoles Kesavananda Bharati’s demise, says Kerala seer will continue to inspire generations

The 79-year-old seer Bharati died due to age-related ailments on Sunday at the Edaneer Mutt, which was headed by him for more than five decades.
Bharati is recognised as the petitioner in a landmark judgment given by Supreme Court on the celebrated doctrine of basic structure of the Constitution.(Photo: VPSecretariat/ Twitter)
Bharati is recognised as the petitioner in a landmark judgment given by Supreme Court on the celebrated doctrine of basic structure of the Constitution.(Photo: VPSecretariat/ Twitter)
Published on Sep 06, 2020 06:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Kesavananda Bharati, whose Supreme Court case was genesis of ‘basic structure’, dies

He had challenged the law after the legislation regarding land reforms had threatened to strip his mutt of its property which was the only source of income for the ashram
Bharati had filed a case on March 21, 1970 challenging the Kerala Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 1969 and the three Constitutional amendments --- 24, 25 and 29.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Bharati had filed a case on March 21, 1970 challenging the Kerala Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 1969 and the three Constitutional amendments --- 24, 25 and 29.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 09:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Seer Kesavananda Bharati, hailed as Constitution’s saviour, dies

Bharati had filed a case challenging the Constitution (29th Amendment) Act, 1972, questioning the Kerala government move to take over the mutt property.
Seer Kesavananda Bharati died at the age of 79. His landmark case against Kerala govt’s land reforms helped define the basic rights under the constitution.(YouTube)
Seer Kesavananda Bharati died at the age of 79. His landmark case against Kerala govt’s land reforms helped define the basic rights under the constitution.(YouTube)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu

Aadhaar verdict: A landmark verdict for the greater common good

The SC has addressed the heart of the issue and held that enrolment in Aadhaar of the unprivileged and marginalised section of society, in order to avail the fruits of welfare schemes of the government, actually amounts to empowering these persons
Dignity as a community value has guided the Supreme Court to explore the role of the State and community in establishing collective goals and restrictions on individual freedoms and rights on behalf of a certain idea of the good life.(AFP)
Dignity as a community value has guided the Supreme Court to explore the role of the State and community in establishing collective goals and restrictions on individual freedoms and rights on behalf of a certain idea of the good life.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 12:42 PM IST
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