The literal meaning of ‘Prohibition’ is ‘To forbid.’ A court that is higher in position issues a Prohibition writ against a court that is lower in position to prevent the latter from exceeding its jurisdiction or usurping a jurisdiction that it does not possess. It directs inactivity.
Facts about Prohibition in India:
Writ of Prohibition can only be issued against judicial and quasi-judicial authorities.
It can’t be issued against administrative authorities, legislative bodies and private individuals or bodies.