Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre – The SC on Due Process

I consider my work here is to be mostly done, though on occasion, I return to post the occasional judgment of importance.

This is an important judgment regarding due process in India.

It can be read here:

An Excerpt:

71. The object of Article 21 is to prevent encroachment upon personal liberty in any manner. Article 21 is repository of all human rights essentially for a person or a citizen. A fruitful and meaningful life presupposes full of dignity, honour, health and welfare. In the modern “Welfare Philosophy”, it is for the State to ensure these essentials of life to all its citizens, and if possible to non-citizens. While invoking the provisions of Article 21, and by referring to the oft-quoted statement of Joseph Addision, “Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honour”, the Apex court in Khedat Mazdoor Chetana Sangath v. State of M.P. and Others (1994) 6 SCC 260 posed to itself a question “If dignity or honour vanishes what remains of life”? This is the significance of the Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed under the Constitution of India in its third part.

I posted this excerpt as the sentence attributed to Joseph Addison expresses my belief.

I chose to divorce my ex-wife and face the consequences than live with her and rot.

The judgment is available as a  download it from here:

Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre Vs State Of Maharashtra – Dec/2010



2 Responses to “Siddharam Satlingappa Mhetre – The SC on Due Process”

  1. 1 rajat October 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    This is the Act wherein all stakeholders such as Police, Women Cell, Advocates and judges themselves are eagerly awaiting for the complaints. They do not have any concern with the brides filing the complaint. Only the motivation is the money which everyone would like to extort from the poor husband and his family. If the judges are so concern why they dont marry their sons with such daughters who are approaching them for the so called justice.


  2. 2 g tode February 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    He is killer person he has two sugar factory in his akkalkot he is very corrupted person he killed g kattare for votes he is doing accident of b tanwade he is one of dangerous smaglar


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