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Rahul Gandhi and His Disqualification from the Parliament- Law, Constitution and History

  “For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in the memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.” - Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee, 16th of May, 1651, During debate on the First Amendment of Indian Constitution brought in by Nehru imposing restrictions on Freedom of Speech. In the face of a certain defeat in the face of a brute Congress majority backing Nehru bringing back colonial restrictions on liberty months after Independent India’s new constitution was adopted, a sad and dejected Dr. Mukherjee had quoted George Sutherland, a Supreme Court Judge of the United States of America (1922 to 1938). Nehru quickly went out with a vengeance and got noted Urdu poet Mazrooh Sultanpuri and actor Balraj Sahni arrested for two years, former for writing a poetry critical of Nehru and latter on sedition charges. When the debate on first amendment was going on an Dr. Mukherjee, who would later foun