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(Note: Colin Gonsalves ceased to be a Director of the Human Rights Law Network (SLIC) a long time ago. However, our founder continues to inspire us and he is closely related to HRLN on pro bono… Read More
Writ Petition No.3634/2016
This petition showed that Komal Bai (the petitioner) had in August, 2011 underwent a sterilisation operation at the Kalapipal CHC in Shajapur in Madhya… Read More
The petition noted that India accounts for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world and has a Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 178 for every 1 lakh live births. Six Indian women die every… Read More
Shriprakash Singh Nimraje vs State of MP & Ors
Several children have died of malnutrition-related ailments in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district and other regions of Shivpuri in… Read More
Guangbi Dangmei Vs The Union of India & 4 others (WP(C) 943/2014)
The petitioner’s son was killed in a fake encounter by the 10th Assam Rifles. After initiating a judicial… Read More
Sangita Vilas Ingle v. State of Maharashtra and Others (2017)2 SCC 728
This case involved serious allegations of infringement of right to life and liberty of the petitioner’s… Read More
Amit Ashok Tribhuvan vs Regional Transport Officer
The Petitioner is a person with 100% hearing impairment. The PIL sought to challenge the order passed by the Regional Transport… Read More
Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 349 of 2006], Supreme Court of India
Voluntary Health association of Punjab [VHAP], an NGO, filed… Read More
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court set aside Government of India instructions disallowing reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities, and held that wherever posts are identified to… Read More
Parivartan Kendra vs. UOI & Ors. (WP (CIVIL) No. 867/2013), the PIL on Acid Attack Cases.
The Supreme Court in its Judgment has directed the Bihar Government to compensate the… Read More
Highlights of the Judgement in W.P. (Civil) 473/2005:
"It is mandated that every State should have a Juvenile Justice Board in place in every District on or before 31st… Read More
Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, jailed for alleged Maoist links, was on Tuesday granted bail for three months by the Bombay High Court on health ground. Saibaba has been in jail since his… Read More
W.P (C) 4200/2015
Bilkis & Anr versus Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors.
The Petition filed by Human Rights Law Network on behalf of the Petitioner took strong note of the failure of… Read More
HRLN’s new publication, Burning Injustice: A rights advocacy manual for lawyers, activists and survivors on acid violence in India, featured in UKAID’s latest evidence digest
ACID… Read More
ROXANN SHARMA V/S ARUN SHARMA
CIVIL APPEAL No. 1966 OF 2015
In a remarkable judgment dealing with interim custody of child suffering in parents in matrimonial disputes,… Read More
Dinanath Waghmare vs. The District Collector, Nagpur District and others.
The High Court at Nagpur ordered the State to immediately establish a committee including… Read More
PANKAJ SINHA VERSUS UNION OF INDIA AND ORS
Writ Petition(Civil) No(s). 767/2014
The Supreme Court issued notice on 1 September 2014 to the central and state governments on a… Read More
SLP (C) 4268 of 2013
Khed Taluka Chalak Malak Sangh & Ors. Versus Smt. Gargi Gogoi & Ors.
The Supreme Court has upheld the Bombay High Court Order dated 12.03.2012 and… Read More
Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, legendary human rights, peace and anti-communal activist of India died in Mumbai on 14th May 13 after prolonged ailment. He was 74.
Colin Gonsalves, Senior… Read More
HRLN along-with other Human Rights activists has been fighting long and hard to get justice for adivasi school teacher and Mr Linga. They can now visit Chhattisgarh.
In a major relief to Ms. Sori,… Read More
On 21 April 2014, the Supreme Court ordered the Union of India and the State of Maharashtra to respond to fundamental rights violations resulting from implementation of The Medical Termination of… Read More
Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar of Human Rights Law Network was abused and assaulted by Sub Inspector of Delhi Police at Police Station Sarita Vihar in the evening of 16.10.11 when he had gone there to get… Read More
Jhansi: To hold the government responsible for the violent and brutal police beating of a disabled man and his subsequent death, Bundelkand Viklang through the Human Rights Law Network, filed a… Read More
In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court allowed disclosure of the answer-sheets to the examinee, under Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The bench comprising Hon’ble Mr Justice RV Raveendran and… Read More
The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench has disposed of a Writ Petition filed by Sagolshem Ongbi Latani Devi for unjustified killing of her husband Sagolshem Vikram Singh aged about 22 years, of Keirao… Read More
In another landmark interim order, Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court reinforced the need for increased delivery and oversight of life-saving food and maternal health entitlements to the… Read More
The HRLN Reproductive Rights Unit is proud to announce that HRLN Advocate, Doma Bhutia’s work on maternal health in Sikkim was recently recognized in the December issue of “Talk Sikkim”! The article… Read More
Laxmi was a destitute, homeless woman who lived, gave birth, and died in the streets of Connaught Place, a neighbourhood in the heart of Delhi. On the 26th of July Laxmi delivered a baby girl… Read More
On Thursday, 28 July 2011, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families who had been living in the Karol Bagh area for the past 60 years. The demolition was… Read More
The High Court of Delhi on March 25, 2011, ordered emergency relief of food, water, shelter, and health care services to be provided to 5,000 residents of Gayatri Colony (West Patel Nagar) who were… Read More