Public interest litigation
Who may file a PIL?
Who may file a PIL?
By  Sameer Kedia  |  16 Mar 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Harshit Bhurani

The Hon´ble Supreme Court of India (SC), through its successive judgments has relaxed the strict rule of ´Locus Standi´ applicable to private litigation. Any person can file a PIL provided:-

• He is a member of the public acting bona fide and having sufficient interest in instituting an action for redressal of public wrong or public injury.

• He is not a mere busy body or meddlesome interloper.

• His action is not motivated by personal gain or any other oblique consideration.

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