Nandini Warrier 20 January 2021
Anyone in India, any Indian citizen can file a public interest litigation (PIL) in a court of law, under the condition that the person filing this should file it under PUBLIC interest, and not private interest. Public interest litigation, as the name states- refers to a litigation filed in a court for the protection of Public interest. Any issue that affects the public interest, such as terrorism, or road hazards can be redressed by filing public interest litigation in the court of law. A public interest litigation can be filed only against a State / Central Government, municipal authorities, and not any private party. You can't file a PIL against the private party alone, without making the concerned state authority and/ or state government a party as well.
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