Kameshwar Prasad v State of Bihar AIR 1962 SC 1166

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 The facts are that by a notification dated August 16, 1957, the Government of Bihar introduced a provision into the Bihar Government Servants‘ Conduct Rules, !956, which provided that “No Government servant shall participate in any demonstration or resort to any form of strike in connection with any matter pertaining to his conditions of service.”
 The appellants filed a petition before the High Court of Patna challenging the validity of the rule on the grounds, inter alia, that it violated Article 19. The High Court took the view that the freedom guaranteed under Article 19 did not include a right to demonstrate or to strike so far as servants of Government were concerned, and the impugned rule was saved as imposing reasonable restrictions.
 The SC upon appeal held that the new provision in so far as it prohibited any form of demonstration, was violative of Article 19 and therefore the entire rule that put a blanket restriction without any exceptions, should be struck down in its entirety.
 On account of nature of the duties which government servants discharge, certain restrictions on their freedoms might have to be imposed. In that regard, to the extent the rule prohibited strikes was valid, because there was no fundamental right to resort to a strike.

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