Govt claims must be tested on a stronger basis, scrutiny must be high in PILs: Arvind Datar, PS Narasimha speak on Public Law Lawyering

Referring to the recent 4G Judgment, Datar said, "If the Government says that 2G is sufficient to do all the applications, then you must test it. Find out - can you file a simple GST return on 2G? The ...
Govt claims must be tested on a stronger basis, scrutiny must be high in PILs: Arvind Datar, PS Narasimha speak on Public Law Lawyering
PS Narasimha (top left), Arvind Datar (top right) and Mahesh Menon (centre down)

Senior Advocates Arvind Datar and PS Narasimha recently made pertinent observations on the need to introduce more rigorous standards when it comes to PIL jurisdiction - from looking into the credibility of the petitioner to relying on the submissions made before the Court.

The senior lawyers were speaking during an online discussion hosted by Daksha Fellowship on Wednesday on the theme Public Law Lawyering, which was moderated by Mahesh Menon, faculty at Daksha Fellowship.

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