Tag: Public Interest Litigation

PIL against Paytm post paid wallet: RBI, company oppose it

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) cannot be used as a weapon to challenge the financial or economic decisions taken by the government or the RBI. The RBI made the submission in response to a PIL alleging that online payments platform Paytm […]

SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant, said there was no urgency […]

SC agrees to hear PIL on doctors' security at government hospitals

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors. A Vacation Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The plea sought the court’s direction to the Centre […]

'Invest Odisha' logo lands in controversy, PIL filed in High Court

Cuttack: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Orissa High Court challenging the logo design of “’Invest Odisha” – an ongoing year-long campaign by the Odisha government aimed to draw more investors to the state. Stating that the design and shape of the ‘O’ alphabet used in logo has hurt his religious […]

PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging

New Delhi: A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. PIL petitioner advocate Rishi Malhotra has challenged the validity of the Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal […]

PIL filed in HC to ban animal sacrifice during ‘Chhatar Jatra’

Bhawanipatna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Orissa High Court seeking a ban on animal sacrifice during the famous ‘Chhatar Jatra’ of Maa Manikeswari at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district. The PIL filed by social activist Jayanti Das urged the court to instruct Kalahandi district administration to check mass sacrifice of animals including […]

HC agrees to hear PIL to remove mobile towers from Delhi village

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court yesterday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction for the government to remove mobile towers installed in a village here over health issues. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw posted the matter for August 26 and asked petitioner to file an order passed […]