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The Big Picture : PIL Under Scrutiny

The Supreme Court of India on 10 september stated that Public Interest litigation are there for people who cannot afford to approach the courts and dismissed a PIL filed by former Navy Chief Admiral Ramdas. According to media reports, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is slated to be the next Chief Justice of India, stated during the hearing that the Supreme Court is there to address everyone’s fears, but PILs are for the poor. Justice Gogoi was a part of the three-member bench including Justice Navin Sinha and Justice KM Joseph, which was hearing a PIL filed by former navy chief Admiral Ramdas. The bench reportedly dismissed the PIL stating that it was a case for the vigilance commissioner.

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