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With Reference to Our Judiciary, Discuss the Following: Name the Writs that the High Courts Are Empowered to Issue. What is Meant by the Advisory Jurisdiction of the High Court? - History and Civics

With reference to our Judiciary, discuss the following:

Name the Writs that the High Courts are empowered to issue. What is meant by the Advisory Jurisdiction of the High Court?

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The types of Writs which can be issued by High Courts include Habeas Corpus, Prohibition, Certiorari, Mandamus and Quo Warranto. Advisory Jurisdiction of High Court means that it has the authority to advise the government, the legislature or the Governor (if they require it) on constitutional or any other matters of law. However, the advise given would not be binding on the agencies who seek it.

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