Grounds for entertaining Public Interest Litigation

It is necessary to bear in mind that a public interest litigation is usually entertained by a court for the purpose of redressing public injury, enforcing public duty, protecting social rights and vindicating public interest. The real purpose of entertaining such application is the vindication of the rule of law, effective access to justice to the economically weaker class and meaningful realisation of the fundamental rights. Continue reading “Grounds for entertaining Public Interest Litigation”

Dr. Sabu Mathew George Vs. Union of India and Others [SC 2017 December]

KEYWORDS: PIL-SEX SELECTION- Exposer to internet-

DATE : December 13, 2017-

  • Many are guided by inappropriate exposure to the internet. The respondents have a role to control it and if any concrete suggestion is given by the petitioner, the same shall be incorporated. We command Google India, Yahoo ! India and Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd. to cooperate and give their point of view for the purpose of a satisfactory solution instead of taking a contesting stand before the Expert Committee.

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GUIDELINES FOR ENTERTAINING LETTERS/PETITIONS AS PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION by Supreme Court [1988]

[PIL]

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

COMPILATION OF GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR ENTERTAINING LETTERS/PETITIONS RECEIVED IN THIS COURT AS PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION.
(Based on full Court decision dated 1.12.1988 and subsequent modifications).

No petition involving individual/ personal matter shall be entertained as a PIL matter except as indicated hereinafter.
Letter-petitions falling under the following categories alone will ordinarily be entertained as Public Interest Litigation:- Continue reading “GUIDELINES FOR ENTERTAINING LETTERS/PETITIONS AS PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION by Supreme Court [1988]”

Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. Vs. State of Kerala & Ors. [SC 2017 October]

[Sabarimala Temple Case]

DATE : October 13, 2017

The question as to whether a set of persons constitute a religious denomination is a mixed question of fact and law and should be decided by a competent civil court after examination of documentary and other evidence. In this regard, reliance has been placed on the authority in Dr. Subramanian Swamy v. State of Tamil Nadu and others. Various other aspects have also been highlighted but it is not necessary to note the same at present.  Continue reading “Indian Young Lawyers Association & Ors. Vs. State of Kerala & Ors. [SC 2017 October]”

Independent Thought Vs. Union of India and ANR.[ SC 2017 October]

DATE: October 11, 2017 Sexual intercourse with a girl below 18 years of age is rape regardless of whether she is married or not. whether sexual intercourse between a man and his wife being a girl between 15 and 18 years of age is rape? Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the IPC) answers this in the negative, but in … Continue reading Independent Thought Vs. Union of India and ANR.[ SC 2017 October]