Consider the following statements:

1. The Social Justice Bench is a special bench created under Supreme Court of India

2. The main function of the Social Justice Bench is to hear the Public Interest Litigations

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Social Justice Bench of the Supreme Court have been established under the tenure of Chief Justice HL Dattu. The need for a separate Social Justice Bench has been felt to encourage deeper deliberation on the rights and responsibilities of the state. The special Bench is to exclusively hear cases concerning social issues including PILs and those related to women, children and underprivileged saying that specialized approach is needed for dealing with these matters.

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