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Relevance Of Parliament Standing Commitee Reports As An Evidence In The Court

Shifa Hakimullah Khan, Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law


The Indian Constitution is the supreme fundamental law, and all other laws must be in accordance with it. The Constitution gives the Parliament and the State legislatures the authority to enact laws. It goes without saying that the Constitutional Courts must declare a statute passed by the legislature to be ultra vires if it violates a constitutional restriction. The case of Kalpana Mehta and Others v. Union of India and Others, Lal Babu Priyadarshi v. Amritpal Singh and Indian Ex-Serviceman Movement v. Union of India is cited by the author in the present article. The Court had to decide whether a report from a parliamentary standing committee could be used as evidence in a case involving the public interest under Article 32 or Article 226. The Standing Committees are regular, permanent committees that are regularly constituted in accordance with LokSabha rules of procedure, parliamentary statutes, or both. Through the comprehensive research conducted by the standing committee, the member of Parliament is provided with information on the inner workings of the legislature as well as a perspective on India's strengths and flaws. The author's objective in writing this case comment is to discuss the relevance of the Parliamentary Standing Committee Report as Court Evidence.

Keywords: External Aids, Parliamentary Standing Committee Report, Parliament Privilage, Evidence, Relevancy.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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