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Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors.

Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors.

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President/Governor is not bound to hear a petition for

mercy before taking a decision on the petition. The manner

of exercise of the power under the said articles is primarily a

matter of discretion and ordinarily the courts would not

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interfere with the decision on merits. However, the courts

retain the limited power of judicial review to ensure that the

constitutional authorities consider all the relevant materials

before arriving at a conclusion.

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