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THE SPHERE OF ARTICLE 105 OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

 

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In the case of Kalpana Mehta and others vs. Union of India { WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 921 OF 2013}

Facts:-  Constitutional validity of Art. 105 of constitution of India and the provision regarding it were taken into consideration. The provision Sec. 57 of Evidence Act 1872 was also point of discussion in the court.

Held:-  No MP shall be held liable for anything said by him in parliament or in any committee thereof and the said provision came under the ambit of Art 105 of Indian Constitution. The publication of Parliamentary proceeding not only published but also being encouraged by the Parliament. It was held that Section 57(4) of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 makes it clear that the course of proceedings of Parliament   and   the   Legislature,   established under any law are facts of which judicial notice shall be taken by the Court. Parliament   has   already   adopted   a   report   of “privilege committee”, that for those documents which are public documents within the meaning of Indian Evidence Act, there is no requirement of any   permission   of   Speaker   of   Lok   Sabha   for producing such documents as evidence in Court.

Written By-Manishek Kumar

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