Order on Judicial Activism not to bind SC

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court today scotched all apprehensions that it may not entertain PILs in view of the recent order of a two Judge bench telling Indian judiciary not to overstep its limits.

A three Judge bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan made it clear that the judgement is not binding on the apex court and decided to hear a PIL seeking directions to improve the living conditions of widows in ashrams of Vrindavan.

The remarks were made by the Chief Justice in response to the apprehensions expressed by Ravindra Bana, counsel for the petitioner organisation namely Environment And Consumer Protection Foundation, that he was apprehensive that this court may refuse to hear the PIL in view of the judgement telling Indian Judiciary not to indulge in judicial activism and not to venture into the domains of other organs of the State, namely legislature and the executive.

Day before yesterday, a bench headed by Justice S B Sinha had refused to hear a PIL in view of the order passed by a bench comprising Justices A K Mathur and Markandey Katju on December 6 and had referred the PIL filed by an NGO Prajawla, to a three judge bench to decide whether the apex court is competent to grant the relief prayed for in the petition.


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