Is Public Interest Litigation the Pill for the ILLs?

By at 22 March, 2010, 12:38 pm

History of Public Interest Litigation:

The last two decades have witnessed the conceptualization of Public Interest Litigation in India. Through it the courts (High Court and Supreme Court) have acquired the power to grant justice to people on humanitarian grounds. It has ensured access to justice for the deprived, under-privileged and neglected segments of the society. Various public spirited persons and NGO’s have approached the court of law through this resort.

Section 32 of the Indian Constitution conferred a right upon every aggrieved individual to move to the Supreme Court or ...read more Read More

Equal Justice For All – Does It Holds True Irrespective of The Pocket Size?

By at 2 December, 2009, 11:39 pm

The Constitution of India in its article 39 A provides for `Equal Justice and Free Legal Aid’. It reads like this: “The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.”

In Hussainara Khatoon vs State of Bihar: The Supreme Court observed that,  “The poor find it difficult to furnish bail even without sureties ...read more Read More