Kanak Tiwari warns against undermining importance of Public interest litigations 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jan 2019 13:10:44



Our Correspondent,


In Indian law, public interest litigation means litigation for the protection of the public interest. It is litigation introduced in a court of law, not by the aggrieved party but by the court itself or by any other private party.

Undermining the importance of public interest litigation isn’t proper in the interest of general masses, said the newly appointed Advocate General Kanak Tiwari on Sunday while addressing a press conference at his official residence.Senior Advocate of Chhattisgarh High Court Kanak Tiwari has been appointed recently as the new Advocate General of Chhattisgarh.

Born on July 26, 1940, Advocate Kanak Tiwari initiated his career as a Lecturer of English language. Later in 1971, Tiwari passed his Legum Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Laws-LLB) from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur with Gold Medal. Thereafter, he took legal practice as his profession.

During the course of his legal career, Kanak Tiwari had written several books and is a regular contributor as columnist in several reputed newspapers including ‘The Hitavada’.

The books include Sanvidhan ka Sach (Truth of Constitution), Sanvidhan ka Padtaal (Scrutiny of Constitution), Gandhi and Panchayati Raj, Gandhi ka desh, Hind Swaraaj, Bastar: Red Revolution v/s Green Hunt, Hind Swaraaj ka Sach, were some which established Tiwari as littérateur.

A known “Gandhian” by thoughts, Tiwari had started his political career with Youth Congress. He was also Chairman of Housing Board of the undivided State of Madhya Pradesh under the regime of Chief Minister Digvijay Singh.

After a brief stint as Professor of English language, he started legal practice in the Jabalpur High Court. After the Chhattisgarh High Court was established in the newly formed State of Chhattisgarh, he shifted to Bilaspur High Court. He is a known Constitutional lawyer of the State.