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Does Public Interest Litigation In India Satisfy Its Original Purpose In Contemporary India?

Sidharth Pramod, O.P Jindal Global University


In this paper we try and address the question of whether public interest litigation satisfy their original purpose in contemporary India. The basic structure of the study includes an analysis of the history of Public Interest Litigation and how it has transformed over the years.

Despite the fact that public interest litigation has fundamentally altered the conventional judicial position to allow the court to deliver justice to the people, it still has its own collection of issues. It can be observed public interest litigation has shifted from something fruitful to a tool that started being used as a Trojan horse carrying the negative shadow of judicial activism.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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