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SC Strikes Down 97th Constitutional Amendment To The Extent It Relates To Cooperative Societies

SC| Gayatri Kasibhatta | Social Thikana

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a 2013 judgment of the Gujarat High Court which struck down the provisions of the Constitution(97th Amendment) Act 2011 to the extent it introduced Part IX B in the Constitution to deal with cooperative societies.

A 3-judge bench comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, KM Joseph and BR Gavai dismissed the appeals filed by the Union of India against the judgment of the Gujarat High Court.

While the majority comprising Justices Nariman and BR Gavai struck down Part IXB introduced by the amendment to deal with cooperative societies, Justice KM Joseph, in a dissent struck down the entire amendment.

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