Q. Consider the following statements regarding “writs”:
1. The Supreme Court and the high courts can issue the writs.
2. President can empower can empower any other court to issue writs.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
The Supreme Court (under Article 32) and the high courts (under Article 226) can issue the writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, certiorari and quo-warranto.
- Further, the Parliament (under Article 32) can empower any other court to issue these writs.
- Since no such provision has been made so far, only the Supreme Court and the high courts can issue the writs and not any other court.