TBI Blogs: Did You Know India’s First PIL Was Filed 40+ Years Ago? Here Are the 5 Most Iconic PILs Since Then

PILs have achieved a place of great importance in our legal system.
Soon thereafter, with the efforts of Justice Bhagwati, the concept of the PIL evolved and developed to a great extent.
Spread the wordTweet this Bhanwari Devi faced numerous obstacles when she attempted to seek justice.
The case has thus been described as “path-breaking”, “one of the most powerful legacies” of PIL, and a “trendsetter” that “created a revolution”.
Javed v. State of Haryana The Javed litigants challenged the constitutionality of a coercive population control provision, which governed the election of the panchayat.
The Haryana Provision disqualified “a person having more than two living children” from holding specified offices in panchayats.
Hussainara Khatoon v. State of Bihar Many have regarded this case as the first PIL in India as well.
The court passed three landmark judgments and a number of Orders against polluting industries, numbering more than 50,000 in the Ganga basin, from time to time.
In this case, apart from industries, more than 250 towns and cities also had to set up sewage treatment plants.
Every doctor, at a government hospital or otherwise, has the professional obligation to extend his/her services to protect life.

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