Public Interest Litigation
Can a Writ Petition be Treated as a Public Interest Litigation?
Yes, a writ petition filed by the aggrieved person, whether on behalf of group or together with group can be treated as a PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION however,
- The writ petition should involve a question, which affects public at large or group of people, and not a single individual.
- Only the effected / Aggrieved person can file a writ petition.
- There should be a specific prayer, asking the court to direct the state Authorities to take note of the complaint /allegation.