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Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched India’s first Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2018) at the India Habitat Centre on May 9.

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W.P. (C) 464/2011
Petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010


Status Report

Common Cause challenged the constitutional validity of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLNDA), 2010, and sought a safety reassessment, and a comprehensive analysis of the long-term cost-benefits, of Indian nuclear plants. The petition also prayed for the establishment of an independent atomic energy regulatory authority in the interest of people’s rights to life and clean environment. After protracted deliberations, the Court partly admitted the petition to the extent of the challenge to the vires of the CLNDA. It stands tagged with the our PIL to bring Nuclear suppliers of Kudankulam nuclear plant under ‘polluter pays’ and ‘absolute liability’ principles.


WP 464 of 2011
WP 215 of 2005 Order Date 25-Feb-2014