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    Naga People’s Movement of Human Rights vs Union of India


    (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

    MP court awards compensation to woman after failure of sterilisation operation


    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

    HRLN petition seeks full implementation of JSSK scheme in Tripura


    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

    HRLN files petition seeking action against alarming number of children dying from malnutrition in MP


    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

    Manipur HC directs payment of compensation in various fake encounters by armed forces


    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

    SC remands previously dismissed writ petition on torture to Bombay high court


    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

    Hearing impaired applicants to be considered for driving licenses after SC direction


    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

    In fight against female foeticide, SC verdict stresses on implementation of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostics act


    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

    Supreme Court directs reservation in promotion for disabled persons in Government jobs


    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

    In landmark judgement, Supreme Court rules that acid attack victims are to be recognised as disabled


    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

    SC directs states to clear pendency in Juvenile Justice Boards: Another HRLN achievement towards ensuring child rights


    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

    Bombay high court grants bail to DU professor G N Saibaba who was arrested for ‘Maoist links’


    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

    Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, state govt, seeking report of action on maternal health schemes


    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 featured in UKAID’s latest evidence digest


    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

    In landmark judgement, SC deals with guardianship, custodial and visitation rights of kids to couples in matrimonial disputes



    CIVIL APPEAL No. 1966 OF 2015

    In a remarkable judgment dealing with interim custody of child suffering in parents in matrimonial disputes,… Read More

    Nagpur high court orders state to take immediate action to improve public health facilities for pregnant women


    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

    SC seeks reply from Centre, state governments on leprosy treatment and drug availability


    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

    In landmark judgement, the Supreme Court imposes complete ban on bullock cart races


    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

    HRLN salutes the memory and legacy of Asghar Ali Engineer

    27/04/2014 |

    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 welcomes the Supreme Court decision to grant permanent bail to Soni Sori and Linga Kododopi


    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

    SC to examine fundamental rights violations resulting from India’s outdated MTP Act


    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

    Delhi HC chief justice takes notice of police assault on advocate, directs crime branch to investigate


    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

    PIL filed in Allahabad High Court seeking accountability for Police brutality against disabled man


    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

    SC allows disclosure of evaluated answer-sheets to examinee under RTI


    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

    Compensation Awarded through HRLN Manipur to Victim of Unjustified Killing by Assam Rifles


    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

    Denial of rations to BPL people denial of Right to Food, Right to Life: Delhi HC


    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

    HRLN Advocate, Doma Bhutia’s work on maternal health in Sikkim was recently recognized


    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

    Delhi High Court issues groundbreaking order for pregnant destitute women


    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

    Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families in Karol Bagh


    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

    Delhi HC orders urgent relief of food, shelter, healthcare at DDA demolition site


    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

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