It is not the constitutional court’s responsibility to monitor whether people are spitting, urinating, or littering in public places: Delhi High Court

In Gorang Gupta v. Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors., the Delhi High Court made the observation that it is not the responsibility of a constitutional court to control and monitor every citizen’s movements to determine if they are engaging in public urination, spitting, or littering.

The statement was made by a division bench consisting of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad while warning a young lawyer named Gorang Gupta about filing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition to attach images of gods and goddesses to public walls to discourage urination, spitting, and littering.

The petitioner chose to submit a new PIL, presenting it as a new cause despite being aware of the High Court’s rulings in an earlier petition dealing with a related issue, according to the bench. The judges further stated that the PIL was unquestionably frivolous, wasting important judicial time.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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