Public Interest Litigation

PIL seeking ban on 'Islamization' of schools filed in Jharkhand HC

The petitioner also informed through his petition that Hindu students were not enrolled in a school in Garhwa only because the number of Muslim students in that school was high.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Andhra Pradesh High Court dismisses MP’s PIL on loans

The bench stated that in the financial matters that will create problems to the government, courts will take a cautious approach.

published on : 1st July 2022

PIL against conversion based on social media info, won’t examine: Delhi High Court

The petition was filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who was later asked by the court to bring on record substantial data.

published on : 4th June 2022

SC concerned over increase in PILs, says it should be nipped in bud

A vacation bench of Justices B R Gavai and Hima Kohli observed while dismissing petitions against construction activities at the famed Shree Jagannath temple in Puri.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Look after strays’ well-being: Delhi High Court on plea seeking vaccination  

“We direct the respondents to apply their mind and come up with a clear and considered stand in its counter-affidavit.

published on : 26th May 2022

Telangana High Court pulls up govt for not stopping construction of  building on agriculture land

Counsel for the petitioner stated the construction was taken up in the survey numbers of lands in Malreddypally and Tandur without even obtaining layout clearance from Tandur Municipality.

published on : 17th May 2022

Ranveer’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar in legal trouble 

A satire on society, Jayeshbhai Jordaar also stars Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey, who debuts in Hindi films opposite Ranveer. It is releasing on May 13.

published on : 5th May 2022

Rising number of frivolous litigations is a concern: CJI

PIL has served a lot of public interest. However, it is sometimes being misused to stall projects or pressurize public authorities. added the CJI

published on : 30th April 2022

 HC seeks report from Registrar of Companies over shell companies of CM Hemant Soren, others

According to the PIL filed by an RTI activist,  CM Soren and his brother Basant Soren invested black money through businessmenn 28 small companies to get them converted into white money.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Seeing ‘sea change’, Delhi HC ends proceedings on disposal of bodies

“The situation has undertaken a ‘sea change’ with the passage of time and the present petition has, therefore, lost its relevancy in today’s context.

published on : 14th April 2022

Pay interim relief to 33 rescued bonded labourers, says Madras HC

A Bench of Justices Paresh Upadhyay and R Vijayakumar adjourned the case to April 18 after issuing notice to the Labour Department and Virudhunagar Collector.

published on : 2nd April 2022

‘Construction of court complex to finish in June’, Principal Secretary MT Krishna Babu

On behalf of the government, counsel Narsi Reddy said they have filed an affidavit that the construction company had in writing assured to complete the complex by June 30 this year.

published on : 9th February 2022

Preferential treatment in Prison: Karnataka anti-corruption bureau file chargesheet against Sasikala, Ilavarasi and others

The petitioner sought a detailed report on the findings submitted by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar after the probe into allegations of preferential treatment to Sasikala and her sister-in-law.

published on : 2nd February 2022

In a setback for ruling CPM, Kerala High Court bans public functions with more than 50 people

The interim ruling would put a spanner in the conduct of ongoing CPM district conferences in the state.

published on : 21st January 2022

Telangana High Court issues notice to state government on PIL against Facial Recognition Technology  

The PIL (drawn with the legal assistance provided by the 'Internet Freedom Foundation') states that Telangana is the most surveilled place in the world.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Interest increasing in public interest litigations

Over the years, people have shown a growing interest in filing Public Interest Litigations (PILs) at the Supreme Court.

published on : 5th December 2021

SC allows NGO to file appeal against HC order upholding incumbent Delhi police chief's appointment

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Asthana, said the court should not keep the writ petition pending if it is granting liberty to the petitioner NGO to file an appeal.

published on : 18th November 2021