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PIL petitioners can’t ask for everything under the sun: Supreme Court


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 27

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL seeking direction for the implementation of the National Health Policy-2017, saying those filing PILs must do their homework and remember they can’t just ask for everything under the sun.

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“The problem with these kinds of petitions is that you have too many prayers. If you seek just one prayer, we may deal with it, but you claim to seek everything under the sun,” a Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud told advocate Shravan Kumar who represented petitioner C Anji Reddy.

Noting that the burden was on the PIL petitioner to show any shortcoming in a matter of policy, the Bench said the claim should be backed with some data.

It asked the petitioner, who had also sought livelihood for the dependents of Covid-19 victims, to file a fresh plea after proper research. — TNS

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