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R.I.P. Justice Bhagwati (1921-2017)

One of India’s greatest judges has passed away. Justice P.N. Bhagwati is known for his landmark judgments expanding the scope of our fundamental rights – judgments that are studied by law students all over the country today – and almost single-handedly creating the concept of the Public Interest Litigation. But this champion of fundamental rights also joined the majority in the infamous ADM Jabalpur Case judgment, a decision he regretted for the rest of his life.

On the solemn occasion of his death, we present the famous MyLaw interview from our archives, in which he openly and publicly apologised for that judgment for the first time.

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