When the judiciary steps into the shoes of the legislature and executive and formulates laws and enforces them, this is known as Judicial activism. Suo moto cases and the innovation of PIL with the discontinuation of the principle of Locus Standi have allowed the judiciary to interfere in many public issues, even when there is no complaint from the concerned party.
It has come to the forefront because the legislature and executive have failed to cater to people’s needs. The ineffectiveness and inactiveness of the administration have created voids in governance and service delivery. Judicial activism has worked to fill those voids and make society more equitable, just, and inclusive.