Jamaat-e-islami Hind v Union of India

Protecting free expression and free association despite the political pressure

The Government of India declared the Jamaat an unlawful organisation that had been carrying out unlawful activities, and a tribunal enforced this decision. Since the government refused to disclose full information to the bench about why the Jamaat was banned, Justice Verma argued that in accordance with natural justice, the Supreme Court had to side with Jamaat. It could not uphold the tribunal and government decision if judicial scrutiny was limited.