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Hema Malini land allotment controversy: Direct cops to file case against actress, PIL urges Bombay HC

Feb 03, 2016

Hema Malini land allotment controversy: Direct cops to file case against actress, PIL urges Bombay HC

A PIL in the Bombay High Court sought a direction to the city police commissioner to file a case of cheating and forgery against Hema Malini and Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #PIL #Bombay High Court #Hema Malini #Andheri #Mumbai Police Commissioner #Ketan Tirodkar #Coastal Regulation Zone #Hema Malini Dance Academy
Maharashtra has banned sale of liquor in plastic bottles, state tells HC

Feb 02, 2016

Maharashtra has banned sale of liquor in plastic bottles, state tells HC

Fearing that liquor sold in plastic bottles might harm the health of consumers, a Government Resolution banning such sale was passed earlier this month. #NewsTracker #PIL #Bombay High Court #Maharashtra #NGO #Liquor #Global Enviro Solutions #Milind Sathe
Soli Sorabjee on PILs: Every matter of public interest cannot be a matter of public interest litigation

Jan 21, 2016

Soli Sorabjee on PILs: Every matter of public interest cannot be a matter of public interest litigation

To understand what has gone wrong with PIL, Shishir Tripathi spoke to Former Attorney-General of and eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee on this issue and others issue related to higher judiciary. #Soli Sorabjee #Supreme Court #QandA #Indian judiciary #Public Interest Litigation #PILs #Former Attorney general of India #Shishir Tripathi
The term 'public interest' is so open-ended that the fate of PILs rests on the length of My Lord's foot

Jan 16, 2016

The term 'public interest' is so open-ended that the fate of PILs rests on the length of My Lord's foot

No less significant, however, than the identity and credibility of the PIL petitioner, whether an individual or an organisation, is the attitude and approach of the court or, more specifically, the Bench that is entrusted with the responsibility of hearing and deciding PILs. #Prashant Bhushan #Supreme Court #PIL #ConnectTheDots #Upendra Baxi #Chief Justice Thakur #Balwant Singh Chaufal
Proxy PIL: After Fali Nariman denies role in scrutiny, Prashant Bhushan claims he was misquoted

Jan 16, 2016

Proxy PIL: After Fali Nariman denies role in scrutiny, Prashant Bhushan claims he was misquoted

Hours after senior lawyer Fali S Nariman countered advocate Prashant Bhushan's claim that his NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) filed PILs after a committee of five eminent legal luminaries, including Nariman, scrutinised the genuineness of the complaint and its contents, Bhushan has written a letter claiming that the mention of Fali Nariman has been "misreported" by Firstpost. What Bhushan claims has been "misreported" in Firstpost has been published in dozens of other mainline dailies and online news channels. #TheySaidIt #SC #Bhushan #Nariman #ProxyPIL
SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

Jan 14, 2016

SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

In the space of seven days, two benches of the Supreme Court have, in their own way, signalled that the era of frivolous cases and using the courts as a tool for personal and petty ends is coming to an end. #Supreme Court #Law #CriticalPoint #PILs #Reliance Jio #petitions #Sri Aurobindo Ashram #litigants
PIL in Bombay HC seeks odd-even traffic rule in Mumbai

Jan 14, 2016

PIL in Bombay HC seeks odd-even traffic rule in Mumbai

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking introduction of odd-even rule for private cars on Mumbai roads. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #PIL #Mumbai #Bombay High Court #Pollution #odd-even scheme
After Supreme Court grills CPIL, it's time to ask whether PILs are truly in 'public interest'

Jan 13, 2016

After Supreme Court grills CPIL, it's time to ask whether PILs are truly in 'public interest'

The observations of a bench of the Supreme Court, questioning an organisation which has filed a large number of public interest litigations, have brought into focus the nature of such pleas. #Prashant Bhushan #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #PIL #Centre for Public Interest Litigation #Public Interest Litigation #Judicial activism
AAP-firmation for odd-even formula? Delhi HC dismisses PILs against pollution-curbing initiative

Jan 11, 2016

AAP-firmation for odd-even formula? Delhi HC dismisses PILs against pollution-curbing initiative

The Delhi High Court on Monday, upheld the AAP government's odd-even formula, announcing that the initiative will continue till 15 January, as planned. #NewsTracker #PIL #Delhi High Court #Harish Salve #Manoj Kumar #Pollution #Odd Even Formula #OddEven #Gunjan Khanna
'Issue beyond domain of judicial decision': Delhi HC rejects plea for law to ban cow slaughter

Dec 20, 2015

'Issue beyond domain of judicial decision': Delhi HC rejects plea for law to ban cow slaughter

The Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a petition seeking enactment of a law prohibiting slaughter of cows. #India #Delhi #NewsTracker #PIL #Delhi High Court #Judiciary #Cow slaughter #Plea #beef ban