Locus standi - Injury suffered by a section of community on account of arson and looting in the wake of assassination of Prime Minister Smt.Gandhi - PIL for redressal of public injury maintainable.

Wherever there is public wrong or public injury caused by an act or omission of the State or a public authority which is contrary to the Constitution or the Law, any member of the public acting bona fide and having sufficient interest can maintain an action for redressal of such public wrong or public injury. The public minded persons or organisations have to be allowed to be allowed to move the Court and act for a general or group interest. [R.Gandhi vs Union of India. AIR 1989 Mad 205 = (1988) 102 Mad LW 399.S.A.Khader {J}]