Law Minister says 'Overzealous PILs' should be avoided amid COVID-19; Meeting with top Law Officers as virtual hearings may remain the norm

Law Minister says 'Overzealous PILs' should be avoided amid COVID-19; Meeting with top Law Officers as virtual hearings may remain the norm
(L-R) AG KK Venugopal, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and SG Tushar Mehta

In a first of its kind virtual meeting with top law officers of the country, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday stressed on the need to avoid “overzealous PILs” during these “challenging times.

While no one can stop anyone from filing cases, the Law Minister is stated to have said that “there needs to be an effective response to these types of interventions.”

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