PIL

'Social Justice Bench' of SC starts hearing PILs

 Newly constituted special 'Social Justice Bench' of the Supreme Court on Friday had its first hearings and took up matters of Narmada dam project, shelters for homeless persons, welfare of construction workers and exploitation of children in circuses, among others.

PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA
PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA

 A PIL on Wednesday came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court challenging the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony in South Korea.

PIL seeking Punia's removal dismissed

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction for removal of PL Punia from the post of the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Non-availability of generic drugs: HC reserves order on PIL

 The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a PIL seeking its direction to the Centre to make available generic medicines and medical treatment to the public at a reasonable cost.

Bhopal gas tragedy: PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

Ready to be prosecuted if charge against CBI boss is wrong

Advocate Prashant Bhushan and NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that they are ready to be prosecuted if the information given by them regarding CBI director Ranjit Sinha's alleged misconduct proved to be wrong.

PIL urges HC to quash trust vote won by BJP in Maharashtra Assembly

A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court on Friday has sought quashing of the trust vote won by the BJP government in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly two day ago.

Gujarat HC disposes of PIL on conservation of Dandi bridge

 The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday disposed of a suo-motu public interest litigation (PIL) seeking conservation of the historical Dandi bridge from where Mahatma Gandhi led his Dandi march in 1930.

Amending law on drunken driving is legislative exercise: HC

The Madras High Court has said it cannot issue directions imposing severe punishment on persons involved in drunken driving as amending sections of the Motor Vehicle Act 1998 for this purpose was a legislative exercise.

PIL urges Bombay HC to declare dengue an epidemic

A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday urging the Court to declare dengue as an epidemic due to the number of lives lost to it.

Subramanian Swamy to file PIL in Sunanda Pushkar's death case

 Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that he may file a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding court-monitored probe into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Centre to take instruction on PIL to protect Gandhian legacy

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Centre and city government to take instructions on a PIL seeking direction to take over management of National Gandhi Museum and three other museums to safeguard films, rare letters, photographs and other historic items related to Mahatma Gandhi.

Row over Leader of Opposition: HC to hear PIL on Nov 11

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to November 11 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha after the Centre told it that the apex court is hearing a similar plea.

HC refuses CBI probe into Katju's claim,says blog is not proof

Statements in a blog are personal opinion which cannot be treated as an evidence, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said and dismissed a plea for a CBI probe into allegation by Justice (Rtd) Markandey Katju who had blogged that a former CJI had made "improper compromises" to favour a High Court judge despite adverse IB report against him.

PIL in Delhi HC on protecting school kids from sexual abuse

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to lay down norms to prevent sexual abuse of school-going children in the national capital.

PIL on protection of Ambedkar's belongings filed in Delhi HC

A PIL was on Wednesday filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre to protect and maintain over 400 artefacts and articles belonging to Constitution-framer Bhim Rao Ambedkar which are lying in a private museum 'Shantivan' in Maharashtra.

Cricket body moves HC for review of BCCI rules by a committee
Cricket body moves HC for review of BCCI rules by a committee

The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in Bombay High Court seeking appointment of an independent Governance Review Committee to review the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Denial of admission; HC asks Delhi govt to probe, take steps

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to probe the allegation of an NGO that over 80 kids have been denied admission in schools on the ground that they do not have residential proof.

Delhi HC rejects PIL opposing post-poll alliances

The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed a PIL opposing the practice of forging post-poll alliances by political parties to gain power on the ground that electors were being kept in the dark about it at the time of casting their votes.