[Detention Law] Courts should lean in favour of upholding personal liberty, ensure liberty is not taken away capriciously: Gujarat HC

"It is the duty of the court to see that the efficacy of the limited yet crucial safeguards provided in the law of preventive detention is not lost in mechanical routine, dull casualness and chill indifference."
Chief Justice Vikram nath and Justice Pardiwala
Chief Justice Vikram nath and Justice Pardiwala

While hearing an appeal against the dismissal of a plea challenging a preventive detention order, the Gujarat High Court recently made some crucial observations on personal liberty vis-à-vis preventive detention law. (Haidarsha Pir v. State of Gujarat)

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