|(i) The Supreme Court and High Courts have the power to interpret the Constitution of the country.|
|(ii) They can declare invalid any law of the Legislature, whether at the Union level or state level, if they find that such a law or action is against the Constitution.|
|(iii) Thus, they can determine the constitutional validity of any legislation or action of the executive in the country, when it is challenged before them. This is known as Judicial Review.|
|(iv) The powers and the independence of the Indian judiciary allows it to act as the guardian of the Fundamental Rights.|
|(v) They check malpractices on the part of the public officials. That is why the judiciary enjoys a high level of confidence among the people.|
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