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What is "Public inte

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"Public interest Litigation" or PIL is a litigation filed in a court of law, for the protection of "Public Interest", such as pollution, terrorism, road safety, constructional hazards etc. PIL can be filed for the following reasons:-
  • Violation of basic human rights of the poor
  • Content or conduct of government policy
  • Compel municipal authorities to perform a public duty
  • Violation of religious rights or other basic fundamental rights
Any individual or organisation can file a PIL in the High Court or the SupremeCourt on behalf of those whose rights are being violated. It is not necessary, that the person filing a case should have a direct interest in the case.

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