An Analysis of Article 131 of the Constitution: Legal Rights or Merely Wrangles

  • Yash Kriti Ratan and Ankit Baranwal
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  • Yash Kriti Ratan

    Student at Amity Law School, Amity University, Lucknow, India

  • Ankit Baranwal

    Law Trainee at Allahabad High Court, India

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As per Article 131 of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court only has jurisdiction over civil lawsuits where a disagreement emerges between or among the states and the centre in the framework of the constitutional principle that exists between them and the associated legal rights derived from the constitution. Unless the court rules otherwise, the laws of Parliament are regarded as valid under Article 131 of the Indian Constitution. The quasi-federal constitutional structure of India frequently results in interstate clashes. Such disagreements were anticipated by the Constitution's architects, who addressed them by establishing Article 131, which gave the Supreme Court exclusive first jurisdiction. This article aims to study the exclusive jurisdiction available to the apex court.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1006 - 1018


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