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For your beneift the biref is reproduced hereunder: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) can be filed in any High Court or directly in the Supreme Court. It is not necessary that the petitioner has suffered some injury of his own or has had personal grievance to litigate. PIL is a right given to the socially conscious member or a public spirited NGO to espouse a public cause by seeking judicial for redressal of public injury. Such injury may arise from breach of public duty or due to a violation of some provision of the Constitution. Public interest litigation is the device by which public participation in judicial review of administrative action is assured. According to the guidelines of the Supreme Court any member of public having sufficient interest may maintain an action or petition by way of PIL provided: - 1.Make an informed decision to file a case. State V. Public Interest Litigation. Public Interest Litigation Public interest litigation:- Its origin and meaning.
–In Indian law, means litigation for the protection of public interest. It is litigation introduced in a court of law, not by the aggrieved party but by the court itself or by any other private party. It is not necessary, for the exercise of the court's jurisdiction, that the person who is the victim of the violation of his or her right should personally approach the court.
Public Interest Litigation is the power given to the public by courts through judicial activism. In simple words, means, litigation filed in a court of law, for the protection of "Public Interest", such as pollution, Terrorism, Road safety, constructional hazards etc. In Black’s law Dictionary (Sixth Edition), “Public Interest” is defined as follows: “Public Interest. – Something in which the public, the community at large has something pecuniary interest, or some interest by which their legal rights or liabilities are affected. Introduction to Public Interest Litigation. Introduction to Public Interest Litigation (from Health Care Case Law in India – A Reader by CEHAT and ICHRL - pg. 199-200- edited by Adv.
Mihir Deasi and Adv. Kamayani Bali Mahabal) Public Interest Litigation is not defined in any statute or act. Who can file: Any public-spirited person can file a Public Interest Litigation case (PIL) on behalf of a group of persons, whose rights are affected. The Supreme Court (SC), through its successive judgments has relaxed the strict rule of `locus standi' applicable to private litigation. A PIL can be filed when the following conditions are fulfilled: There must be a public injury and public wrong caused by the wrongful act or omission of the state or public authority.It is for the enforcement of basic human rights of weaker sections of the community who are downtrodden, ignorant and whose fundamental and constitutional rights have been infringed.It must not be frivolous litigation by persons having vested interests.
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IHRN’s application was admitted in the matter of Aatish Suraj v State of NCT, Delhi SLP (Crl) No. 1965 of 2011, an appeal arising from the rejection of the petitioner’s plea for exemption from prosecution for possession of 20 grams of cannabis, despite undergoing addiction treatment at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre run by the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, as provided in Section 64A of the NDPS Act. Use and possession of drugs are punishable under the NDPS Act. The matter is expected to come up in mid September.
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