SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    In which of the following cases was the 'doctrine of prospective overruling adopted by the Supreme Court of India?

    A) Kehar Singh v/s Union of India case

    B) Keshavanand Bharti v/s State of Kerala case

    C) Maneka Gandhi v/s Union of India case

    D) Golak Nath v/s State of Punjab.

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The basic meaning of prospective overruling is to construe an earlier decision in a way as to suit the present day needs. In India, it was for the first time applied in the Golaknath case which overruled the judgment laid down in the Sajjan Singh case and Shankari Prasad case.

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