Who is the PIL Man of India?

Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay is famous as the PIL Man of India. Ashwini Upadhyay has filed around 50 PILs in the last 5 years. He is a practicing advocate by profession. The most highlighted PILs filed by  Ashwani were related to instant Triple Talaq, Polygamy,  Nikah Halala marriages among Muslims and to implement Uniform Civil Code for all citizens throughout the country.

Now before moving forward let us understand  the meaning of PIL?

According to Black's Law Dictionary- "Public Interest Litigation means a legal action initiated in a court of law to provide equal protection to every person of the country without any discrimination of class,sex, caste,religion and poor/rich".

Objectives Of PIL

The aim of PIL is to give access to the courts to the common/poor people of this country to obtain legal help. So PIL is a process, of obtaining justice for the people for voicing the people’s grievances through the legal process. 

Any citizen can approach the court for the public cause (in the interests of the public or public welfare) by filing a petition:

1. In Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution

2. In High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution

3. In the Court of Magistrate under Section 133, Cr. P.C

Here is the list of Important PIL filed by the Ashwini Upadhyay

  1. Implement Uniform Civil Code(Delhi High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay): If happens so then all the Shariyat law will be declared null and void.
  2. Enact Population Control Law(Delhi High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay): This will ensure reduction in the population growth.
  3. Repeal Article 35A(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay): Done
  4. Repeal Article 370(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay): Done
  5. Ban Triple Talaq(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay & Shayara Bano): Done
  6. Ban Polygamy & Nikah Halala(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay):Done
  7. Ban Nikah-Mutah and Nikah-Misyar(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay):Done
  8. Ban Sharia Courts(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  9. Deport Rohingyas & Bangladeshis(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  10. Define Minority & Frame Rules for their Identification(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  11. Ban Liquors, Intoxicating drinks & drugs throughout Country(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  12. Declare ‘First Sunday’ of every month as “Health Day” (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  13. Recall Currency above RS. 100 & Restrict cash transaction above Rs. 10,000(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  14. Link Property documents with AADHAAR(High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  15. Make Narco Analysis, Polygraph & Brain Mapping test mandatory(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay) 
  16. Appoint Lokpal at Centre & Lokayukta in States(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  17. Provide Citizen Charter in every department (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  18. Life imprisonment for making fake PAN, AADHAR and Passport(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  19. Life imprisonment to Money Launderers, Food Adulterators and Smugglers(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  20. Life imprisonment to Benami Property & Black Money Holders(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)

 

  1. Restrict Political Donation in cash to 2000 rupees per person per year(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  2. Repeal British made Police Act 1861& implement Model Police Act 2006(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay & Prakash Singh)
  3. Review British Made Laws (IPC 1860, Police Act 1861 & Evidence Act 1872)(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  4. Frame National Policy to promote Hindi & Sanskrit (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  5. Frame National Policy to promote Yoga(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  6. Frame National Policy to Vandemataram(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)  
  7. Enact Right to Equal Education(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  8. Implement “One Nation One Education Board”(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  9. Introduce Common Syllabus & Common Curriculum for 6-14 years children.

(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay) 

  1. Implement “Aadhaar Based Election Voting System”(High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay):If it is done then it would be a milestone in ensuring the free and fair election in the country.

31.Establish Special Courts for MLAs-MPs (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)

  1. Debar convicted persons from contesting election for life (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)  

33.Debar convicted person from forming political party for life (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)

  1. Debar convicted person from becoming political office bearer(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  2. Set Minimum Qualification & Maximum Age Limit for contesting election(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  3. Debar Legislators from practicing other professions till they demit the office(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  4. PIL to hold Election on Sunday(High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  5. PIL for Simultaneous Election(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  6. Use Common Electoral Rolls in all Elections(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  7. Use Totalizer for counting votes(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  8. Make Post Offices as Nodal Agency for Voter & AADHAAR Registration(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)

 

  1. Appointment of Election Commissioners
  2. Appointment of Election Commissioners through Collegium of PM, CJI & LoP.(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  3. Restrict People from contesting election from more than one constituency(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  4. Provide independent Secretariat to Election Commission (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  5. Confer rule making power on the Election Commission (Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  6. Reduce pendency of cases from 15 to 3 years.(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  7. All Courts should work at least 225 Days per yearSupreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  8. CBI Investigation of Mathura Jawahar Bag Violence(High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)  
  9. CBI Investigation of Atiq Ahmad Cases(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  10. Contesting candidate shall declare criminal antecedent in media(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  11. Start Indian Judicial Services for appointment of Judges(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  12. Establish National Unity and Integrity Commission(Supreme Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)
  13. Deregister the Political Parties having Caste & Religion Connotation(High Court, Ashwini Upadhyay)

Let's see how many PILs of Mr. Ashwini Upadhyay are entertained by the courts and respective authorities in the coming years.

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