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    Wayanad: Kerala high court stops National Highways dept from evicting rural street vendors

    05/06/2018

    WP(C) 17377/2018

    Recently the National Highway department started forcefully evicting rural street vendors working beside the NH 766 in Wayanad district in Kerala. The authority… Read More

    Madhya Pradesh: HRLN succeeds in obtaining compensation for Dalit man attacked with acid

    05/06/2018

    Nandlal Malviya v. State of MP & Others
    WRIT PETITION NO (PIL) 19968/2017

    The petition was filed before the High Court of MP seeking interim relief of financial assistance for… Read More

    Letter to the Governor and summary of the Indian people’s tribunal on the issues of tribal land and alienation under LTR in Telangana

    22/05/2018

    To
    His Excellency Governor
    The State of Telangana
    Hyderabad
    Dear Hon’ble Your Excellency,

    Sub: Report of Indian Peoples’ Tribunal on LTR Cases in Scheduled Areas of
    Telangana-… Read More

    Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances

    15/05/2018

    Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
    Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

    The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

    Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court

    09/05/2018

    Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

    A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

    Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes

    09/04/2018

    Nirmal Gorana v Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors
    WP (Crl) 1011/2018

    This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

    SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years

    04/04/2018

    International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
    WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

    In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

    Petition in Delhi high court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities

    03/04/2018

    NPRS v UoI & Ors
    W.P.(C) 2599/2018

    This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

    Transgender activist files petition in SC seeking provision of third gender option in PAN cards

    28/03/2018

    (Reshma Prasad versus Union of India)

    A social activist from Bihar, Reshma Prasad, has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India, seeking directions to the Union of India to… Read More

    Starvation deaths: Supreme Court to hear HRLN’s petition on linking of ration, Aadhaar cards

    26/03/2018

    Koili Devi & Ors vs Union of India & Ors, WRIT PETITION (C) No: 61 OF 2018

    HRLN filed this writ petition on starvation deaths occurring in the country. This petition will… Read More

    Fatima Nafees files defamation suit against Times of India, Times Now, Dilli Aaj Tak for spreading defamatory fake news against son, Najeeb Ahmed

    21/03/2018

    Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, last week filed a suit in the Delhi high court through Human Rights Law Network against some prominent media outlets for civil… Read More

    Allahabad HC orders stay on arrest of 6 LG Electronics workers who were punished for trying to unionise

    15/03/2018

    This is a case where LG Electronics started transferring its workers to remote locations. However, only those workers who were actively engaged in forming worker unions under the aegis of All India… Read More

    In comprehensive judgment, Allahabad HC passes slew of directions to improve public healthcare delivery in the state

    09/03/2018

    (PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) NO – 14588 OF 2009 SNEHALATA SINGH@ SALENTA & ORS VS. STATE OF UP &ORS)

    The writ petition No. 14588 of 2009 was filed under Article 226 of the… Read More

    Kerala HRLN provides medical aid to infirm, old Adivasi woman, files petition to improve quality of life

    26/02/2018

    An elderly adivadi woman from the Paniya community had been suffering from cancerous growth in her mouth. She lived with her husband Gopalan who is also old and infirm.

    The 79-year-old lived in… Read More

    Sampurna Behrua vs UoI: The battle for juvenile justice concludes after 12 years

    12/02/2018

    The Supreme Court on February 9, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Sampurna Behrua vs Union of India & OrsRead More

    Delhi HC issues notice in case of school discriminating against child with ADHD

    06/02/2018

    The Delhi High Court on February 6, 2018, issued notices to respondent parties in a case of discrimination against and the denial of the right to education to a 6-year-old child suffering from… Read More

    Indore’s MY Hospital fire: Petition seeks action against negligent authorities, compensation

    19/01/2018

    Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department
    WP-20605-2017

    On November 23, 2017, the new-born care unit on the second floor of Indore’s M.Y. Hospital in which 47 infants were kept on ventilators… Read More

    Vasectomy failure: MP high court orders compensation for man under family planning indemnity scheme

    03/01/2018

    Shyamlal Parmar v State of MP & Ors
    Writ petition No. 144/2017

    The petition explained that the petitioner, Shyamlal, after having two children, sought a vasectomy which was… Read More

    In a first, acid attack survivor in Madhya Pradesh granted compensation of Rs 7 lakh

    13/12/2017

    Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
    Writ Petition no. 742 /2017

    The petition was filed by HRLN on the behalf of a poor married woman. Her husband was a farmer in Mathura. The… Read More

    Supreme Court directs Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore for river pollution

    14/11/2017

    In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore — possibly the highest amount of compensation that a state government has ever been asked to pay… Read More

    Delhi HC rebukes DDA counsel, appoints court commissioners to oversee Kathputli colony demolition, rehabilitaton

    06/11/2017

    In the demolition drive of Delhi’s Kathputli Colony by the DDA, the Delhi high court rebuked the DDA’s counsel and appointed a 3-member committee to ascertain the position on the ground.

    The… Read More

    Army transfer policy for officers with dependent disabled children challenged in Supreme Court

    04/11/2017

    Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch & Ors:

    The Supreme Court allowed the petition Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav vs. Military Secretary Branch & Ors, SLP(C)351/2017,… Read More

    Kerala high court upholds rights of 100% disabled person as ‘person with disability’ under National Trust Act

    02/11/2017

    Rosamma vs District Collector, Wayanad Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad & Ors

    WP(c) No.21082/17 before High Court of Kerala

    Ulahannan met with a road accident after which, he is… Read More

    25 bonded labourers from Sahira Adivasi community of Madhya Pradhesh rescued from Rajasthan

    28/10/2017

    25 people from eight families were rescued on Saturday night after the National Campaign Committee For Eradication Of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) — a wing of the HRLN’s Delhi unit — along with the… Read More

    ESIC cannot sell/lease its medical colleges, says Delhi high court

    12/10/2017

    In a significant move, the Delhi high court on Thursday (October 12, 2017) declared as “legally impermissible” the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) move to sell or lease… Read More

    India’s Human Rights Lawyer Colin Gonsalves Named 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

    26/09/2017

    Colin Gonsalves, one of the most notable human rights lawyers of his generation, has been announced a Laureate of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’…. Read More

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

    14/07/2017

    (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

    05/07/2017

    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

    13/06/2017

    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

    11/04/2017

    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

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