Role of Judiciary in Strengthening Public Interest Litigation

  • Rajpal Singh and Dr. Anushka Mishra Nayak
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  • Rajpal Singh

    Research Scholar at LNCT University, Bhopal, India

  • Dr. Anushka Mishra Nayak

    Associate Professor at LNCT University, India

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Public interest litigation has historically been an innovative judicial procedure for enhancing the social and economic rights of disadvantaged and marginalized groups in India. In recent years, however, a number of criticisms of public interest litigation have emerged; including concerns related to separation of powers, judicial capacity, and inequality but has proved to be a legal weapon in the hands of higher courts for protection of environment & our judiciary has certainly utilized this weapon of PIL in best possible manner. The paper analyses the significance of PIL and role of judiciary in strengthening it. The paper also evaluates different contours of judicial activism referring to various landmark judgments.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5837 - 5845


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