He was born at Vaidyanathapuram near Palakkad, in Malabar region of Kerala in a Tamil Brahmin family, but grew up at Koyilandy, also in the erstwhile Malabar district. I bow to justice Krishna Iyer. He pioneered the legal-aid movement in the country. His personality is beyond that of a Judge, he is a humanitarian and a social worker. As a junior vacation judge, he could have given a stay till the vacation was over and a regular bench was constituted by the Chief Justice. It is called laughing gas.
Post-retirement as Judge after November 1980 Krishna Iyer had become increasingly involved in public affairs never private affairs : in fact he became the conscience of his judicial brethren past and present: when anything went wrong in the Judiciary: especially the Higher Judiciary — the somewhat faltering but stern voice of rectitude from far-off Kerala — was heard by one and all. In 1948, when he protested the evil of torture by police for interrogation, he was imprisoned for a month on a fabricated charge of giving legal assistance to communists. Views expressed are personal of the author and does not reflect those of The Indian Jurist. Let me first mention Lord Denning — like Krishna Iyer he too reached hundred. For the beautifully crafted verdict, as Judgement-maker, he received appreciation from his home maker. And he expressed judicial indignation. Such cases, do occur when even an arbitration does not secure justice.
Moreover, along with 'Transcendental Meditation' he gives credit to other 'Yogic Kriyas' methods of Yoga for aiding him in his work and life. He did not permit any political influence in the departments under his control. Public life post-retirement and death He retired as a judge on 14 November 1980 but, continued to advocate the cause of justice, on every forum and through his writings, participating in street protests, and his house would always remain open, bustling with all who sought his help or advice. Shortly before his death, unable to walk on his own and helped by two men, he visited a woman tortured by police and helped her out of her predicament and further persecution by the same police. In 1952 he was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly and in 1957 he became one of the ministers in the first Communist governments in Kerala which he served till 1959. He adorned the Bench of the Supreme Court for a tenure of less than eight years. Coming back to Ratlam Municipality.
A few more words and I have done. Krishna Iyer held the portfolio of Law and Irrigation, from 5. He was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1952, from Thalassery as a non-party, independent candidate. Certainly not, said the president, which is how Justice Krishna Iyer accepted his Padma Vibhushan — the highest civilian award. Krishna Iyer, was a former judge in the Supreme Court of India.
He inherited from his father the qualities of taking an avid interest in the community around and using the law for the benefit of those more in need. All interested editors are invited to and. Suffice it to say that there is no Indian Judge till date, living or dead, on whom three doctoral theses have been written by scholars in three different Universities. D Honoris Causa awarded by the National Law School of India University, in 1995, Bangalore India and Bhagatpur University, Calcutta India. Another significant judgement passed by Justice V. The segregation of under trail and convicted prisoners is a greatest prison administrative reform initiated by him through the landmark decisions in the , cases in 1979 and 1980. Ambedkar National Award by the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi.
Krishna Iyer has just become the oldest former Supreme Court Judge of India turning 100 years old. Krishna Iyer is also serving as the President of Kerala Janakeeya Prathirodha Samithi, a state level organisation in Kerala, which is leading and co-ordinating various mass movements and anti-globalisation movements in the state. Namboodiripad —elected to office in 1957; he was appointed minister of law, justice, home, irrigation, power, prisons, social welfare and inland navigation quite a breath-taking combination. In 1999, he was awarded the second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan. He passed a very balanced order. . We are trying to collect the details of the rest.
He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999. This Book deals with the important subject of human rights. He studied law from Madras, and started practice in his father's chamber in 1938 at Thalassery, Malabar. Name of the book Year Publisher Law and the People 1972 Peoples Publishing House, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi. In my 20s, when he was a prominent Supreme Court judge, he wrote a letter to me complimenting me for an article I had written in the Illustrated Weekly of India on elections: law and reality. The other landmark he left behind was of seven hundred memorable Supreme Court judgments — a century for each year of his tenure.
But the moment never came. It was a very serious contempt of Court. Is it the ultimate end or is survival a fact with proof? Krishna Iyer, Eastern Book Company, Lucknow. Interestingly, he had never delivered any dissenting verdicts and had not struck down any of the major provisions of law as null and void. Law, Freedom and Change 1975 Affiliated East West Press Pvt.
Krishna Iyer, who had lived here for long and represented the constituency in the Assembly, encompasses a sprawling 6. He died on December 4 2014 Books There are 105 published books by V. It is a leading case frequently followed — clamouring to be followed even more frequently. Sarada who passed away some time ago, was his life partner. At hearing this sentence Ballog exploded. Abdul Kalam visits Justice V. He was also the first and only judge who appeared in the silver screen through the movie, Virumandi, produced by Kamal Hassan, to campaign against prison torture and cruelty.
He was a person who spoke his mind, but not even his worst enemies could allege that he bore any ill-will or malice towards anyone. A rubber stamp parliament decided that, with retrospective effect, the Prime Minister cannot be convicted for any offence. The sense of injustice rankles and must be obliterated so that every servant in strategic position gives his or her best to the country. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the. Krishna Iyer 1915-2014 was a multifaceted personality with unique qualities of judgeship, statesmanship and leadership. He became minister of law, justice, home, irrigation, power, prisons, social welfare and inland navigation in the first communist government in Kerala headed by E. Judges in India and around the world continue to cite his judgments in their decisions in court.