What are the public interest pressure groups?

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What are public interest pressure groups? Describe their functioning.

Answer:
Public interest groups are those that promote collective rather than selective interests.
Their functions is as follows:

  • It aims to help groups other than their own members.
  • They represent some common interest that needs to be defended.
  • The members of the organisation may not benefit from the cause that the organisation represents. For example, A group fighting against bonded labour fights not for itself but for those who are suffering under such bondage.
  • For example, BAMCEF