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UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & ENERGY STUDIESDEHRADUNA.K Gopalan V. State of Madras (Habeas Corpus)Submitted to: Submitted by:Dr. M.R.S. MurthyCOLS Salih PirzadaR760209031 BBA.(llb)Vth SEMA.K. Gopalan CaseIntroductionThe famous case of A.K. Gopalan v. State of Madras was the first case filed challenging the constitutional validity of an act under the provision of A.21 of the Indian Constitution.It's a much controversial ruling in the sense that , if we think about it now, one wonders whether the Supreme Court would have given the same ruling in favor of the state had this case come before it today.. Of course it is very much understandable that it being the first case and the phenomenon of judicial activism still in its fetal stage, not to mention the fact that it was the first batch of judges appointed as justices in the Supreme Court and Kania .j was the first ever Chief Justice of Independent India..Even then the interpretational wizardry and skillfulness of our judges are still evident from this judgment.. AIR 1950 SUPREME COURT 27 "A. K. Gopalan v. State of Madras"Coram : 6 M. H. KANIA, C.J.I., SAIYID FAZL ALI, M. PATANJALI SASTRI, MEHR CHAND MAHAJAN, B. K. MUKHERJEA AND S. R. DAS, JJ.A. K. Gopalan -Petitioner v. State of Madras-Opposite Party; Union of India - Intervener.The Supreme Court held that :The Preventive Detention Act 1950, is intra vires the Constitution with the exception of S. 14 which is illegal and ultra vires. The inv

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