On 12 June 1975, for the primary time in impartial India’s historical past, the election of a first-rate minister was put aside by a excessive courtroom judgment. The watershed case, Indira Gandhi v. Raj Narain, acted because the catalyst for the imposition of the Emergency. Based mostly on detailed notes of the courtroom proceedings, The Case That Shook India is each a big authorized and a historic doc.
The writer, advocate Prashant Bhushan, offers a blow-by-blow account of the goings-on contained in the courtroom in addition to the manoeuvrings outdoors it, together with threats, bribes and deceit. Because the case goes to the Supreme Courtroom, we see how a ruling authorities can misuse legislative energy to save lots of the PM’s election.
Via his forceful and gripping narrative, Bhushan vividly recreates the authorized drama that decisively formed India’s political future.
‘Not simply of historic curiosity . . . many of those points are again in focus as we speak’ Mint
‘A useful historic doc . . . being re-issued when new questions are being requested concerning the independence of the judiciary from the PMO’ Caravan
‘Of basic curiosity [with] up to date resonances’ India Immediately
‘Bhushan reminds the general public about how a democracy can go mistaken, in order that we stay vigilant’ Hans India