“In re:” (pronounced in-ray) means in reference to – a certain matter, person, place or thing.
In re: is used in Case Citations to signify that the case is declaratory in nature and does not necessarily have 2 parties opposing each other.
Such a case may arise out of suo-motu action of a court or a petition by a party which is not against any specific person(s).
Landmark judgement to frame Noise Pollution Rules:
Writ Petition (C) No. 72 of 1998 with Civil Appeal No. 3735 of 2005 [Arising out of SLP (C) No. 21851/2003] Decided On: 18.07.2005
Appellants: In Re: Noise Pollution – Implementation of the Laws for restricting use of loudspeakers and high volume producing sound systems
Appellants: Forum, Prevention of Envn. and Sound Pollution
Respondent: Union of India (UOI) and Anr.
Landmark judgement on Water Conservation:
In Re : Networking Of Rivers vs (blank) on 27 February, 2012
Madras High Court case:
In Re: Section 5, Court-Fees Act 7 … vs Unknown on 8 July, 1938 AIR 1938 Cal 755