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public interest litigation (PIL)

02 December 2019

NLU Delhi, its registrar Prof GS Bajpai and vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ranbir Singh are facing a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Delhi high court dramatically alleging “rampant abuse of public office and nepotism in admission and appointment”, as first reported by Bar & Bench on Friday.

13 July 2017

The Patna high court was “biased” in its decision to dismiss a writ questioning the legality of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 tender, the writ petitioner has alleged.

16 February 2016

Adding to his list of failed litigations, Supreme Court of India has dismissed a public interest litigation filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, in which Sharma had urged the Court to take judicial note of a statement made by actor Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan that the Khan family had spent Rs 25 crore on the litigation involving 2002-hit and run case.

07 July 2015

Senior advocate Indira Jaising has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court today to challenge the “non transparent and arbitrary method of designating senior counsel by the Supreme Court”.

10 February 2015

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10 December 2014

Bhushan: One of a kindIt won’t be long after you start practice in the Supreme Court of India that you come across the figure of Prashant Bhushan striding purposefully between the courtrooms.

10 September 2014

A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Delhi high court yesterday seeking a ban of the word “fanny” from promotional materials for, and songs, title and dialogue in the Bollywood film Finding Fanny, because of the “vulgar word ‘fanny’”, reported IANS.

The petition filed by Nandini Tiwari and the NGO Jai Jagriti Foundation, represented by advocate Abhishek Krishna, also questions the UA certificate given to the Deepika Padukone starrer, which they argue would pollute childrens’ minds because the dictionary definition of “fanny” was highly sexually explicit. It is set to be heard today before chief justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw.

An online dictionary defines fanny as either slang for “the buttocks” in the US or Canada, or “the female genitals” in the UK.

Update: The Delhi high court has refused to hear the petition, reported Zee and others.

25 August 2014

KV DhananjaySupreme Court advocate KV Dhananjay argues that the public interest litigations against the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill must fail, at least at this point in time…

26 July 2014

The force feeding of a fasting Muslim by a Shiv Sena politician was termed “very regrettable and unfortunate” by the home minister in Parliament; an NGO meanwhile took legal action:

Advocate Imran Ali alleged that the act of Sena MP Vichare was a “deliberate act” to “grab public attention” and “hurt sentiments and religious feelings of Muslims”. He claimed that the act was “intentional” since the “Shiv Sena claims and has projected itself to be a non-secular party”.

The lawyer sought registration of an FIR under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity), 295A (deliberate act to insult religious belief) and 298 (intent to wound religious feelings).

Indian Express

13 February 2014

Supreme Court convenes tomorrow Legally India has obtained a copy of the public interest litigation filed by anonymous lawyer X, a former intern of ex-Supreme Court judge Swatanter Kumar, whose case will again get heard by the Supreme Court tomorrow (14 February).

07 August 2013

Deepak Khosla “If it were utopia, the moment I go to court the judge would stand up and say to me: ‘Mr. Khosla despite our best efforts at devising laws whose objective would be to prevent people breaking the law, it seems in your case we have failed. So on behalf of society I owe you an apology and I apologise. Now please tell me what your problem is and how can I help you?’ That’s how a hearing should start,” 53-year-old law student Deepak Khosla tells me.

01 April 2013

AIBEPIL wins to allow lawyers practice while waiting for the next AIBE.

20 January 2011

rupees-stack Exclusive: Senior advocate Anil Divan, whose public interest litigation (PIL) with Ram Jethmalani and others over the problem of black money stashed abroad, has slammed the government for equating the problem to mere tax evasion while commenting on the future of the case concerning up to Rs 70 lakh crore ($1.4trn) of wealth that is believed to be parked by Indians in foreign banks and tax havens.

15 December 2010

A group of non-government organisations including the Centre for Public Interest Litigation and a number of public interest litigants have jointly moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of telecom licenses and 2G spectrum granted by tainted telecom minister by A Raja during his tenure.

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