Overview for Public Interest Litigation
This is a pioneering work in the field of Public Interest Litigation (PIL). The initiation of judicial activism by some active judges of the Supreme Court in the early eighties has opened new frontiers in the field of human rights. The Supreme Court and High Courts have started giving remedies to the suffering masses by relaxing the rules so as to provide justice to all. In sharp contrast to USA and UK public interest litigation emerged in India for the sake of teaching millions so as to provide easy access to justice. The judiciary is now not indifferent to the deprived and poor people. The judicial activism through PIL helped not only the prisoners, widows and destitutes and children but had encouraged the legislators to make laws in the field of legal aid. The dowry victims and persons belonging to SC and ST also received social justice through PIL. All these topics have been covered in this book. The book also contains an in-depth study of the reforms made through PIL in the areas of administrative inaction and executive defiance so as to protect the helpless masses. It is an extremely researched work and would prove a milestone in the development of PIL through judicial activism. The book also deals with social action litigation and social justice as well as PIL against state. The book has specially covered the aspects of PIL as a means by which justice percolates down to the masses and victims of injustice.
Sampat Jain (Author)
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