He is also the man who laid the foundation for Public Interest Litigation and prison jurisprudence in the country.
L S Sathiyamurthy November 8, 9: He who began his legal practice as an advocate in at Taluk level subordinate court in Telliserry, Kerala beseeched, defended and argued in the trial and appellate courts and engaged in debates in the matter of legislation processes at Madras Presidency and Kerala Legislative Assembly.
Having acquired training in the art of drafting recommendations and reports while serving as a member of Law Commissionhe also had the privilege to witness the pre and post constitutional courts, adjudicatory process and legal developments.
He stands distinguished among his contemporaries for his versatile knowledge coupled with considerable experience in litigating, legislating and adjudicating multi phases and procedures of law. With this worldly exposure, he decided cases and rendered justice to the deserving. There were times when this multi-faceted genius had been bowled over by adversaries as in the early days of his public life, he was imprisoned for one month for a political cause and his speech rendered during his post-retirement life held him in contempt followed by a proceeding in the High Court.
On a striking note, the court did not punish him for the latter but conferred encomium and the speech was declared an extensively well informative academic exercise within the contours of permissible criticism. He adorned the Bench of High Court, Kerala and also served as the Judge of Supreme Court for three years and seven and a half years respectively.
He administered an equal number of years as a legislator MLA and as minister.
In his tenure of less than eight years in the Supreme Court, Justice Krishna Iyer pronounced more than judgments of which a greater number were progressive and had set a new trend in the judicial governance. Interestingly, he had never delivered dissenting verdicts and had not struck down any of the major provisions of law as null and void.
Even in the promulgation of Muthamma casea legal literature on misogyny, he raised a question Him can — Her Cannot How? And thus removed the gender inequality and declared Rule 18 4 of the Indian Foreign Service as void and unconstitutional.
The pro-poor prolific pronouncements he penned while in the Bench have opened the doors of apex court to commonalty and the grave hurdle of financial disability to pay the court fee has been removed.
Prior to the amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act MVAthe legal heirs and dependents of road accident victims had to pay the court fee to claim compensation, like a litigant seeking recovery of amount due under a negotiable instrument.
If not affordable they have to sue as paupers under the Code of Civil Procedure. He suggested that a high level government body monitor the process of automobile manufacturing and creation of Highway Ombudsman with plenary powers of from nuts and bolts to blood and bones of accident relives and punitive counts as preventive and curative reliefs to the road traffic victims.
Unequivocally and equitably, he exercised his onerous responsibility of adjudication of cases and interpretation of laws. Though there has been a flimsy criticism that his judgments had partial influence of his political and non-legal ideologies, a conjoint reading would prove that the perceptions incorporated were convincing enough and had enlightening aspects deriving a logical conclusion.
In the Maneka Gandhi case which dealt with Right to Travel under Article 21 of constitution, Iyer journeyed further and highlighted the importance of travelling abroad. He propounded a philosophy that travel is not a casual facility but a core liberty. When a warrant for civil arrest and detention was issued against Jolly George Varghesean impecunious debtor who had already suffered two money decrees against him knocked the doors of apex court, Justice Iyer spoke on behalf of the Bench and laid foundation for poverty jurisprudence.
He invoked the International Covenant ICCPR in the Indian legal parlance and upheld that no one should be imprisoned merely on the ground of inability to fulfil a contractual obligation. Justice Iyer drafted the judgments using unusual words in an uncustomary style for which he had been grimly criticised but he never acceded to any and progressed his way.Sep 09, · Justice V.R.
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