Having problem in grasping a feature of Directive Principle of State Policy


I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Directive Principles of State Policy'.

Please explain the following Stanza with help of an example

"The Supreme court has ruled many a times that in determining the constitutionality of any law,if a court finds that the law in question seeks to give effect to a Directive Principle,it may consider such law to be 'reasonable' in relation to Article 14(equlaity before law) or Article 19(six freedoms) and thus save such law from unconstitutionality "


Posted 2020-04-27T19:47:14.057

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This sound more appropriate for Law.SE than Politics.SE.

– Alexei – 2020-04-27T20:10:43.753



The general meaning of this is that the Supreme Court has a precedent of upholding laws that are admittedly not directly constitutional, based on the fact that it help raise the standards of the constitutional values which include equality and the 6 freedoms.


Posted 2020-04-27T19:47:14.057

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2Welcome to Politics! Please try to add references to support your answer. – JJJ – 2020-04-27T22:10:00.030