The Impact of Judicial Activism on the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights in India

  • Karuna
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  • Karuna

    Research Scholar at School of Law, MVN University, India

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One prominent characteristic that characterizes the Indian legal system is the prevalence of judicial activism and the near institutionalization of governance through the court. This form of activism is frequently supported by legal professionals specializing in activism, individuals engaged in social activism, journalists, and various other contributors. The apex court of India has demonstrated a commendable ability to safeguard and advance fundamental rights through the application of inventive judicial power. This approach, commonly referred to as judicial activism, has proven to be effective in its endeavors. The judiciary enhances its function through the utilization of public interest litigation (PIL), employing various techniques and procedures. This study seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of judicial activism & Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in their role of advancing the fundamental rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2656 - 2667


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