The petitioner had argued that the Influx from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance, 1948 was ultra vires of the powers of the Governor General. The court disagreed and held that the Section 6 of the Indian Independence Act provides powers to the Dominion Legislature to legislate, including powers to make laws having extra-territorial operation. During Emergencies, the Governor General would have the same powers.
Mohammad Hanif vs State of Madhya Pradesh
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