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upsc race   04 May 2020

Is bail a fundametal right (article 21)?

Is bail a part of right to. life and personal. liberty.?


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Archit Uniyal   04 May 2020


Article 21 is more important than other rights mentioned in Articles 19-20 and 22 of the Constitution. Such right guarantees everyone in the territory of India, life with all the freedom to enjoy one’s life and liberty.  The main interpretation of this article infers that when the bail is denied then the personal liberty of an accused is refused. Hence, when a large number of bail cases come to the higher court, the court interprets them in the light of Article 21.

In Moti Ram and Ors. v State of M.P, Justice Krishna Iyer demanded that the judges should be more inclined towards bail and not jail.


I hope this solves your query.


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upsc race   04 May 2020

Thank you that's why it is said in criminal justice system bail is rule and jail is exception but i m surprised to listen that many undertrail prisoners are still in jail due to Paucity of money.

upsc race   04 May 2020

very true sir

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