Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MANEKA GANDHI V UNION OF INDIA , AIR 1978 SC 597

SUMMARY:- THE PETITIONER'S PASSPORT WAS IMPOUNDED IN PUBLIC INTEREST BY AN ORDER DATED JULY 2 1977.THE GOVERMENT OF INDIA DECLINED IN THE INTERESTS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO FURNISH THE REASONS FOR ITS DECISION.

HELD: - NATURAL JUSTICE IS A GREAT HUMANISING PRINCIPLE INTENDED TO INVEST LAW WITH FAIRNESS AND TO SECURE JUSTICE AND OVER THE YEARS IT HAS GROWN INTO A WIDELY PERVASIVE RULE AFFECTING LARGE AREAS OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.

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