PILs & Justice Katju

The study of PILs in the Supreme Court should indeed be fascinating. To look for guidelines on which cases get admitted and which do not (at least in Justice M.Katju’s court) would be an education in itself. Considering Justice Katju’s general antipathy towards PILs, if he does make an exception towards a PIL, it should make us take notice. The PIL seeking guidelines for reporting by media is one such which should be of interest. The HT report on this reveals Judges’ attitude to the issue. The latest order and the office report are here and here. An article in EPW in the latest issue by Videh Upadhyay throws further light on this.

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