Judiciary In The Context Of Environmental Issues
Asst. Prof. Mansing Bisure, B.sc (Chem), M.sc (Org. Chem), LL.M (Constitutional and Administrative Law) SET, NET
The Indian judiciary especially hon’ble Supreme Court plays a vital role towards the protection of human health and environment from pollution. Through various pronouncement Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as various high courts directed to the central government and state government along with local authorities towards the protection of environment. This is a pragmatic approach of Hon’ble Supreme court contribute towards the developments of welfare society. as society transgress from police state to the welfare state through laiseiz fair era the functions of government have been tremendously increased and government comes in the capacity of parens patri.
This view took by the supreme court positively and interfere sou motu where the issues arise regarding the environmental pollution. Hon’ble Supreme Court by pronouncing the judgments directed to the government with respect o prevention of various types of the environmental pollution.
While dealing the environmental issues supreme court took a wider amplitude to protect the human rights so called fundamental rights of the individuals as well as they kept in mind towards the protection of basic natural rights of the upcoming generations. So many legislations were enacted by the parliament of India with respect to prevent environmental pollution and this was happening only directions as well as guidelines mad by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.