What is PIL in simple words?

Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was designed to provide legal representation to previously unrepresented groups and interests. The Supreme Court has defined the PIL as “a legal action initiated in a court of law for the enforcement of a public interest or general interest in which the public or a class of the community have pecuniary interest or some interest by which their legal rights or liabilities are affected”.

In simple words, PIL was initiated for the benefit of that class of people, who had been denied their constitutional and legal rights because of their socioeconomic disabilities. The aim of PIL is to give the common people of this country, access to the courts to obtain legal redress.

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