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Writ of Mandamus
Ans.) The word „mandamus? literally means „a command?. The writ of mandamus is a judicial remedy which is in the form of an order from a superior court to any government, court, corporation or public authority to do or forbear from doing some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do or refrain from doing, as the case may be and which is in the nature of public duty and in certain cases, the statutory duty. This writ can be issued by the High Court (under Article 226) and Supreme Court (under Article 32). The person praying for this writ must show that he has a legal right to compel the opponent to do or to refrain from doing something. It is usually issued to restrain an administrative authority from enforcing an unconstitutional act.