ADM Jabalpur And 20A: Now Or Never For Sri Lanka

By Jayampathy Wickramaratne –

Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC

Ask Indian lawyers what the worst judgment of the Indian Supreme Court has been and a large majority would surely say ADM Jabalpur (Additional District Magistrate, Jabalpur v S. S. Shukla, also known as the Habeas Corpus Case, reported in AIR 1976 SC 1207). Many of them would also point out that ADM Jabalpur was overruled 42 years later by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, son of Justice Y.V. Chandrachud who was one of the judges in the 4-1 majority in the 1976 case.

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