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Mandamus Cannot Be Issued To Parliament To Enact Legislation: SC Rejects Plea To Enact Law To Provide Uniform Compensation To Victims Of Violence

The Supreme Court dismissed a lawyer’s plea seeking direction to Parliament to enact a law providing a uniform scheme of compensation for persons who are affected by violence and other tragedies. “No mandamus can be issued to Parliament as a legislating body to enact legislation. “, said the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee. B.S. Rajesh Agrajith, a lawyer, had approached the Apex Court by filing a Public Interest Litigation. He prayed for issuing direction to Centre to formulate, enact and implement a strong uniform scheme for awarding compensation for mis-happenings, deaths due to Terrorism or Maoist violence or mob lynching etc. rape victims etc.

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