Overview

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is a petition that anyone can file in a court against any person or other entity for their actions that violate interest of the public at large. A PIL is like a tool that can be used when the rights of the person filing the petition are violated along with a section of society.

A PIL can be filed in the Supreme Court or any High Court to protect the fundamental rights of the public violated by someone’ act. A PIL may be filed against a factory causing pollution, construction affecting the public or any such social issue to protect the rights of people.

Procedure to file a PIL in India whatsapp

Procedure to file a PIL in India whatsapp

The petition is drafted by the lawyer which includes the details of the petitioner, the matter raised and the entity against whom the petition is filed. A Public Interest Litigation can be filed in either a High Court or the Supreme Court. If the PIL is filed in a High Court, 2 copies of the petition are filed. An advance copy is sent to the opposite party.

If the petition is filed in the Supreme Court, 5 copies are filed. A copy of the petition is served to the opposite party when the notice is served. The court fee is paid according to the number of respondents.

Documents required to file a PIL in India whatsapp

Documents required to file a PIL in India whatsapp

  1. Any documents, press material or other relevant reportings or writings with regards to the issue faced.
  2. Affidavit.
  3. Memo of Appearance.