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Jan 25 (LBO)- The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) urges Sri Lanka to take a leaf out of Indian Supreme Court ruling and bring Constitutional violations to book. Jan 25 (LBO)- The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) urges Sri Lanka to take a leaf out of Indian Supreme Court ruling and bring Constitutional violations to book.

A recent Indian Supreme Court ruling shows that Presidential immunity may not extend as far as Constitutional violations.

Based on this ruling, the AHRC says the Sri Lankan public should use legal means to stop government violation of the 17 amendment to the Constitution.

“A strange notion prevails in Sri Lankan legal circles that presidential immunity extends even to Constitutional violations,” said a statement from the AHRC on Wednesday.

“This is despite the fact that one of the grounds for the impeachment of a president is ‘intentional violations of the Constitution’, as set out in article 38(2) a(i),” said the AHRC.

The AHRC points to a judgment by the Indian Supreme Court on January 24, 2006 in this regard.

“In the writ petition of Rameshwar Prasad and Ors v. Union of India and Anr (Writ Petition (civil) 257