PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATIONS (PILS)

The PILs filed by Janhit Manch in the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court.

  1. TDR (Transfer of Development Rights) banned between S.V.Road and Western Express Highway as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri Road and Eastern Express Highway. Dismissed. Supreme Court admitted appeal.
  2. Demolition of 1300 illegael templs, mosques, crosses, gurudwaras and Baudh Vihars on the roads and footpaths.
  3. Politicianís unpaid advertisements and hoardings on the public properties were removed by court order. They have reappeared. We have moved the court again.
  4. Review Petition against the order of the High Court in illegal hoardings, withdrawn on courtís advice to file fresh w.p. which was filed. Order pronounced but without teeth. Again Review filed, pending.
  5. A contempt PIL is filed in the illegal hoardings matter.
  6. A fresh PIL is filed again on illegal hoardings.
  7. Against Candian faith healer Clive Harris, since fled. Cliveís sponsors were raided, accounts frozen and their concerned officers arrested.
  8. Against proposed Gymkhana exckusively for MLAs & MPs by the government on a 23000 Sq.Mts plot at Cuffe Parade.
  9. Against dereservation of 7 Ĺ acress land reserved for Jeejamata Zoo expansian in favour of Mafatlal Industries.
  10. Against J.J. Hospital Doctors sheltering criminals. Dismissed.
  11. Against immersion of Ganpati, Durga and Tajia in natural streams, throwing half burnt bodies in Ganga and other rivers and industrial affluent causing water pollution. Petition admitted and waiting to be finally heard.
  12. Against Rs.250 crores annual subsidy by the Central Government for Haj Pilgrimage and also to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatris by Gujarat, Delhi and U.P. Government in a secular nation.
  13. Newspaper ads by politicians mainly for self and party publicity by the state and central governments at the public expense.
  14. On clearing thousands of illegal encroachments from public roads. (Dismissed) and filed again but dismissed.
  15. Nepotism, corruption and arbitrariness in naming and renaming of the municipal roads, chowks and other amenity spaces.
  16. On restoration, preservation and management of Mumbaiís Mandpeshwar, Kanheri, Vajreshwari and Mahakali caves.
  17. Petition filed in the Bombay High Court against MPs and MLAs not attending the sessions and frequently resorting to walkouts for cutting off their salaries and allowance for the time of absenteeism dismissed by the High Court, appeal in the Supreme Court was also dismissed on jurisdiction ground.
  18. Against the Union, State and Film Sensor Board for banning the screening of horror films and serials, dismissed.
  19. Against noise pollution. Bombay High Court Judgement based on August, 2005 S.C. Judgement, High Court directed to the State to circulate its order to all police stations.
  20. Potholed roads, Court appointed monitoring committee.
  21. Removing tabelas (buffalo sheds) outside of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Govt. ordered to shift tabelas outside Mumbai.
  22. Against hundreds of deaths annually and the annual loss of about Rs.2000 crores in taxes in the state due to consumption of illicit liquor manufactured in illegal dens.
  23. Against corruption in municipal contracts, dismissed.
  24. Against malfunctioning of Charity Commissionerís Office, dismissed.
  25. For closing down/restructuring the loss making Public Sector undertakings (PSUs) of Maharashtra. (Dismissed).
  26. On quadrupling Borivli-Virar Railway tracks, dismissed.
  27. Against appointments of Chief Information Commissioners and Information Commissions in violation of the provisions under Right to Information Act, 2005. (Dissmissed).
  28. Restraining the debtor state to construct one more Shivaji memorial at the cost of Rs.100 crore from public fund. (Dissmissed).
  29. Against CIDCO and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation for illegality and arbitrariness in granting development permissions. Stay granted against development till disposal of the petition.
  30. Against Maharashtra State and BMC on lack of quality and number of guards, facilities and equipments to protect the lives of swimmers on the beaches. No of guards trebled in the state beaches.
  31. Against Illegal sand dredging under the patronage of politicians.
  32. Against Unlimited and exorbitant medical bills reimbursed by the state to MLAs and MLCs.
  33. Clearing footpaths and roads from illegal shops and Zunka Bhakar Stalls.
  34. Against slum encroachments on and around 70 km. of 160 km. water mains of Mumbai.
  35. Against Passholders traveling in reserved railway compartments and discrimination in compensation to the relatives of accident victims.
  36. Octroi thefts in registering vehicles in non octroi areas.
  37. Against irregularities in construction flouting DCR and builders overcharging buyers on falsely enhanced areas.
  38. High Court converting Janhit Manchís letter to Chief Justice on Shiv Sena evicting bar girls from their homes in Thane into a PIL.
  39. High Court converting Janhit Manchís letter on fake driving licences issued by Mumbai Regional Transport Authorities (RTO) into a PIL.
  40. A PIL filed to maintain toilets clean on Mumbai Suburban Train stations and also the Mumbai Municipal Corporation to provide adequate no. of toilets on Mumbaiís main roads and slums.
  41. A PIL filed in the Supreme Court for enhancing the Judges strength fivefold and creating matching infrastructures in the courts, incl. to make courts work in two shifts for clearing 3.80 crores backlog of cases pending in Indian Courts.
  42. A PIL for removing illegal Zunka Bhakar, other food stalls, chemist shops and other shops from the footpaths fronting educational institutions and hospitals.PIL42-Interim Orders. Click Here for Details.
  43. A letter to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court against inadequate and nonfunctional toilets in Mumbai's municipal school. The letter converted into PIL.
  44. A PIL filed against the stampedes in the temples. Killing hundreds of pilgrims, filed in the Supreme Court.
  45. An intervention application filed in the Supreme Court in a pending PIL for removing illegal structures from Mumbai's roads and footpaths. Pending.
  46. A PIL filed in July 2009 against misuse of subsidy given for suicide affected and Below Powerty Line Vidarbha farmers' families.
  47. PIL filed in July 2009 to block pornographic websites. Spoiling young minds.
  48. SLP filed in Supreme Court against High Court not banning Ganpati and Durga visarjan. Dismissed in 2009
  49. A PIL on illegal sales of flats allotted to National Park slumdwellers in Sangharshanagar, Chandivali, 2009.
  50. On illegal constructios, encroachments and arbitrary aproval of plans in Andheri Gaothan.
  51. A PIL against fraudulent practice of astrology, vastu, feng sui, reiki, numerology, tarot, palmistry, etc. Pending. PIL 3 of 2010
  52. Removing encroachments on Gulmohur Road, Vile Parle (West). PIL 36 of 2010
  53. PIL filed against illegal political banners and hoardings, praying for prosecution of 11 of leading politicians. PIL 37 of 2010.