Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SC: " A stranger can hardly claim locus standi in PIL"

Recently in the matters of a Public Interest Litigation against Mr. Rahul Gandhi and others, the Hon Apex Court has observed that "Where a person is a stranger/unknown to the parties and has no interest in the outcome of the litigation, he can hardly claim locus standi to file such petition. There could be cases where a public spirited person bonafidely brings petition in relation to violation of fundamental rights, particularly in habeas corpus petitions, but even in such cases, the person should have some demonstrable interest or relationship to the involved persons, personally or for the benefit of the public at large, in a PIL."

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