Public Interest Litigation

Public Interest Litigation, by Shyamala Natraj, SIAAP Founder Trustee in the year 01.09.1989 challenged the illegal detention of women testing positive for HIV in Tamil Nadu. In a landmark judgment in 1990, the Madras High Court ordered the release of over 600 women detained around the state and further ruled that no individual could be held on grounds of being HIV infected. The judgment became a benchmark for issues around HIV policy in India and is valid till date.