What are Writ Petitions and associated cases?
Under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, a citizen can approach the relevant High Court for restoration of rights guaranteed under Part III, which includes Fundamental Rights. The petitioner requests specific relief be granted through the issuance of clear directions or orders to the respondent party to protect their rights. In the case data available on this portal,
Across states, the bulk of writ petitions cover civil matters, in which service related matters may sometimes be classified as separate case types. Other significant shares of writ and associated cases include