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According to the Indian Legal System, the Supreme Court and High Courts (at state level) have jurisdiction over writs. Article 32 of Constitution of India guarantees fundamental rights. Article 32(1) provides the means to go to Supreme Court for the enforcement of the fundamental rights. The Supreme Court is made the protector and guarantor of the fundamental rights.

The Writ Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is limited to the enforcement of Fundamental rights while the High Court has the jurisdiction of enforcement of Fundamental rights and for other purposes also.

Parts of a Writ

  • Name of the Court
  • Number and year of petition
  • Name of the parties
  • Reference of relevant Article
  • Body of the petition
  • Prayer
  • Signature
  • Affidavit and verifications

Types of Writs

Recent cases / Related cases / Case Law

From the Constitution

Article 12 of Constitution of India: Definition of State

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