Public-Interest Litigation (PIL)

The Jammu and Kashmir


About Public-Interest Litigation

  1. Public-Interest Litigation (PIL, or जनहित याचिका) is litigation for the protection of the public interest. In Indian law, Article 32 of the Indian constitution contains a tool which directly joins the public with judiciary. A PIL may be introduced in a court of law by the court itself (suo motu), rather than the aggrieved party or another third party. For the exercise of the court's jurisdiction, it is not necessary for the victim of the violation of his or her rights to personally approach the court. In a PIL, the right to file suit is given to a member of the public by the courts through judicial activism. The member of the public may be a non-governmental organization (NGO), an institution or an individual. The Supreme Court of India... read more..

  2. Show Cause Notice
    (Investigation of case FIR No. 24/2013 U/S 420, 120-B RPC, 5(2) PC ACT of Crime Branch Kashmir.)

    Public Interest Litigation No. 15/2013
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    High Court Judgement in case of MOHSIN-BIN-MUSHTAQ