Monday, January 07, 2013

Changes in Indian legal System with the introduction of Public Interest Litigation

Changes in Indian legal System with the introduction of Public Interest Litigation
Public Interest Litigation means a legal action initiated in a court of law for the enforcement of public interest or general interest in which the public or class of the community have pecuniary interest or some interest by which their rights and liabilities are affected.

Public Interest Litigation’s explicit purpose is to alienate the suffering off all those who have borne the burnt of insensitive treatment at the hands of fellow human being. Transparency in public life and fair judicial action are the right answer to check increasing menace of violation of legal rights. Traditional rule was that the right to move to the Supreme Court is only available to those whose fundamental rights are infringed. But this traditional rule was considerably relaxed by the Supreme Court in its ruling in Peoples Union for Democratic Rights V. UOI
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