Judicial response to the protection of life and personal liberty
No man is above law and no man is below it, nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. The Judiciary is an independent body which ought to protect the violation of rights provided to its citizen under the Indian Constitution. Judicial activism is also a part of judiciary which derives from underlying weakness and failure on the part of the other machineries of the state to perform their duties. Right to life and personal liberty is the most cherished and pivotal fundamental human rights around which other rights of the individual revolve and, therefore, the judiciary has a responsibility to protect it and take a firm stand. Thus, the study assumes great significance; Supreme Court acting as guardian of fundamental human rights.