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?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

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. 

Source: Laxmikanth