Armed forces and FR

  • Article 33 empowers the Parliament to restrict or abrogate the fundamental rights of the members of the armed forces, para-military forces, police forces, intelligence agencies and analogous forces.
  • Objective behind this article is to ensure proper discharge of their duties and maintenance of disciple among them
  • Power to make laws under this is conferred only to Parliament
Remember: A law made under this exclude the court martials from the writ jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the high courts, so far as the enforcement of FRs is concerned