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5) Right to life is one of the most evolved right at the hands of Supreme Court. Explain with the help of suitable SC judgements.(250 words)

Topic Part of static series under the heading – “Right to Life and its interpretations”

5) Right to life is one of the most evolved right at the hands of Supreme Court. Explain with the help of suitable SC judgements.(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question demands discussion on how SC has helped in evolving the nature and scope of Article 21. The key here is highlighting some of the  landmark judgments of SC which have expanded the enjoyment of our fundamental rights.

Directive word

Explain – Here you have to talk about what it meant by the statement in the question. The explanation should include specific case laws where SC has expanded the scope and nature of Article 21.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Talk about the constitutional provision related to Art 21

Body

  • Explain that supreme court has expanded the right to life through a liberal interpretation of the provisions of article 21
  • Discuss in brief how the position of SC has changed with respect to right to life – from Golak Nath to Keshavananand Bharti, ADM Jabalpur  to Maneka Gandhi cases.
  • Highlight some of the important cases where SC has expanded right to life – Shreya Singhal, K Puttaswamy, Naz Foundation, MP Singh case etc

Conclusion – Discuss how SC has done justice to its role as the protector of fundamental rights.