PIL stands for ‘Public Interest Litigation’, which can be filed by any individual in the Supreme Court or High Court, when he feels some Public Interest matter needs attention and an order need to be issued by the court to enforce the same.
But it is always taken care, that the person filing the PIL does not has any personal interest or is not filing just for publicity. And in case it is found as being filed just for Publicity, then a fine is imposed on the petitioner. Similar thing happened last week. The PIL for deletion of word “Sindh” from National Anthemn was held as Publicity Interest Litigation and the petitioner was imposed fine of Rs 10,000 for wasting court’s valuable time. 😯
These kind of decisions really provide a set-back. Thats the reason I did not went with the PIL against .IN Domains 🙂