Constitution cannot be dismembered under guise of constitutional amendment: Justice PV Sanjay Kumar

The power to amend implies the power to make changes but not to enact a completely new Constitution, the Supreme Court judge underlined.
Justice PV Sanjay Kumar
Justice PV Sanjay Kumar

The Basic Structure doctrine propounded by the Supreme Court in the case of Keshavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala protects the Constitution from being a replaced by a new one under the guise of Constitutional amendment by a majoritarian parliament, Supreme Court judge Justice PV Sanjay Kumar said on Saturday.

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