What is Curative Petition?

The curative petition is fairly a new concept in the Indian legal system.

A curative petition, which follows the dismissal of a review petition, is normally allowed only on the limited grounds of violation of principles of natural justice and circumstances suggesting possible bias on the part of judges.

It is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances in court which is normally decided by judges in-chamber.

It is only in rare cases that such petitions are given an open-court/oral hearing.

The concept of curative petition was first evolved by the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra and Anr. (2002).