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  • Constitution gives the right to the supreme court and high courts to exercise certain writs as per article 32 and 226
    They are habeous corpus, mandamus, certiorari and prohibition

    Prohibition writ is type of stay order. It is issued by higher court to lower court when there is lower court or tribunal tries to transgress the limit or power vested in it. Mandamus is on the other hand an order to do a duty to lower court, tribunal or a public servant. It means ” we command”.
    Prohibition is an order to a lower court but mandamus is an order to either to lower courts or to a public servant.
    Prohibition is an order to not to do while mandamus is an order to do

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