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  Nov 25, 2020

What is Article 32 and how has the Supreme Court interpreted Article 32 over the years?

Q. Why is this in news ?

A. A Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde observed that it is “trying to discourage” individuals from filing petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution. The observation came during the hearing of a petition seeking the release of journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested with three others while on their way to Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, to report on an alleged gangrape and murder.

Q. What is Article 32?

Q. Can High Courts be approached in cases of violation of fundamental rights?

Q. What have been the Supreme Court’s recent observations on Article 32?

Q. And what have been its observations over the years?