The term public law litigation‘ was first prominently used by American academic, Abram Chayes, to describe the practice of lawyers or public-spirited individuals who seek to precipitate social change through court-ordered decrees that reform legal […]
i) Janata Dal Vs. H.S. Chowdhary and Others, (2 Judges) (SCC p.348, para 109) 109. It is thus clear that only a person acting bona fide and having sufficient interest in the […]
At the first instance the petitioner has to satisfy this Court that he is entitled to maintain this writ petition as a public interest litigation. Such public interest litigations are entertained as […]
he question that falls for our consideration is whether the anonymous letter sent in the name of a Judge can be entertained as public interest litigation. It is well settled that a public interest litigation can be entertained by the constitutional courts only at the instance of a bona fide litigant. The author of the letter in this case is anonymous, there is no way to verify his bona fides and in fact no effort was made by the Court to verify about the authenticity, truth or otherwise of the contents of the petition.
Whether anonymous letter sent in the name of a Judge can be entertained as Public Interest Litigation?
only a person acting bona fide and having sufficient interest in the proceeding of PIL will alone have a locus standi and can approach the Court to wipe out the tears of the poor and needy, suffering from violation of their fundamental rights, but not a person for personal gain or private profit or political motive or any oblique consideration.
NOTIFICATION BY THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD (For Insertion in the Gujarat Government Gazette, Part-IV-C Central Section) No.C.2001/2010 In exercise of powers conferred by Article 225 of the Constitution of India, […]
Seema Upadhyay Vs. Union of India through The Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ors.[ALL SC 2018 APRIL]
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KEYWORDS:- PIL- DATE:- February 9, 2018- It is often said that the experience in our courts of a juvenile accused of an offence or the victim of a sexual offence is traumatic. We […]
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[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 […]