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Vagueness, 'vagueness' is a relative term, and varies according to the circumstances of each case, but if the statement of facts contains any ground of detention which is such that it is not possible for the detenu to clearly understand what exactly is the allegation against him, and he is thereby prevented from making an effective representation, it does not require much argument to hold that one such vague ground is sufficient to justify the contention that his fundamental right under clause (5) of Article 22 of the Constitution has been violated and the order of detention is bad for that reason alone, Mohd. Yusuf Rather v. State of Jammu and Kashmir, AIR 1979 SC 1925: (1979) 4 SCC 370: (1980) 1 SCR 258. [Constitution of India, Art. 22(5)] 1. Uncertain breadth of meaning 2. Loosely, ambiguity, Black's Law Dictionary, 7th Edn., p. 1548.

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