Supreme Court cited Bhagawad Gita as follows:
Kiran Bedi Vs Committee of Inquiry and Anr on 04 January 1989
The reason for the importance attached with regard to the matter of safeguarding the reputation of a person being prejudicially affected in Clause (b) of Section 8-B of the Act is not far to seek.
The following words of caution uttered by the Lord to Arjun in Bhagwad Gita with regard to dishonour or loss of reputation may usefully be quoted:
“Akirtinchapi Bhutani Kathaishyanti te-a-vyayam, Sambhavitasya Chakirtir maranadatirichyate”
(Men will recount thy perpetual dishonour, and to one highly esteemed, dishonour exceedeth death)
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https://indiankanoon.org/doc/220787/ (Earlier Judgment of SC: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/781145/)
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