‘Public Interest Litigation’ means “litigations conducted for the benefit of public or for removal of some public grievance.” This Article pertains to the pros and cons of the very idea of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which opens the portals of Courts to the common man. It deals with the notion, construction, legality, underlying principles, other corresponding laws, conflict with the other supplementary laws, rules for applicability and ambiguities of PIL. The jurisprudence of PIL has gone very far and has widened its scope enormously through all the innovations it brought in the legal arena. But it, also, is a sign of the fact that there needs to be some manacles put, on this subject else it would take no time in becoming a bane for the society rather than a boon. Thus, this article emphasizes and stresses on every aspect of the aforesaid concept giving the best understanding of it. It is analytical and descriptive in nature and doctrinal in approach.
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Apoorva Neral . Public Interest Litigation: Judicial Overreach or a Legitimate Exercise?. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences 2(1): Jan. –Mar., 2014; Page 47-55.