26 December, 2020
15 Min Read
Article 356 and an activist Judiciary
What is Article 356?
It is also called ‘State Emergency’ or ‘Constitutional Emergency’.
What is the recent issue of Judicial Activism in Andhra Pradesh?
Reason for the inclusion of Article 356
The power of a word “otherwise”
Instances of use/ misuse of Article 356
What are the incidences of invocation of Article 356
Today, when many constitutional experts are of the view that the judiciary is increasingly becoming more executive-minded than the executive itself, the observations of the Andhra Pradesh High Court are a worrisome sign. Ideally, the word ‘otherwise’ should be deleted from Article 356 and the provision be used only sparingly and to never remove a majority government.
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