Analysing the Importance of the Doctrine of Harmonious Construction in the Indian Legal System

  • Hrishi Kapadia
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  • Hrishi Kapadia

    Student of SY BBA LLB (Hons.) in India

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This paper explains the meaning of the Doctrine of Harmonious Construction and traces its genesis through various landmark cases both pre and post-Independence. It looks into the origins rooted in Latin legal maxims and showcases its various versions of applications through a series of caselaws. The broad scope of the doctrine and various methods in which it has been applied by the Indian Judiciary are highlighted. Furthermore, the relevance of the Doctrine and the fact that it is integral to the functioning of the Indian Legal System is emphasised by pointing out the need for its application and the potential consequences of its non – application.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 73 - 79


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