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    Recent Leading Cases

    J&K: Petition seeks implementation of Right to Education Act, 25% reservation for BPL students

    16/07/2017

    Mohammad Ahsan Untoo Versus state of J&K and others PIL 21/15, J&K High Court.

    Synopsis
    The petitioner is a social rights activist seeks the indulgence of the Hon’ble court… Read More

    Kerala HC upholds the right to privacy and dignity of the mentally challenged

    16/07/2017

    Gopika Govindan Vs. State of Kerala and Anor

    The Petitioner,Gopika Govindan,D/O Mr.Govindan,aged 26 years, coordinator of child rights initiatives, HRLN filed a petition on… Read More

    Petitioner approaches High Court for immediate relief under Atal Amrit Abhiyan scheme

    16/07/2017

    Rita Paul Vs. State of Assam & 4 Ors; WP(C) No. 2565/17; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The petitioner is presently suffering from uterine cancer (Choriocarcinoma). This condition… Read More

    J&K High Court directs FIR, investigation into report of custodial disappearance

    16/07/2017

    Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo VS Union of India & Others, OWP 335/07 (J&K High Court)

    Synopsis

    The instant writ petition writ petition has been filed to seek the judicial Enquiry into the… Read More

    Surety amounts and those who cannot afford them: Case of Shobhanaben

    12/07/2017

    Shobhanaben Thakor is a victim of trafficking for the purpose of removal of organ. However a FIR was registered against her along with other accused u/s.  420, 419, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120B. 34 of… Read More

    Minors granted refugee status by UNHCR

    06/07/2017

    Case title: State of Assam Vs. Musst. Fatema Begum & Musst Sakutana; GR Case No. 5687/2015; Juvenile Justice Board, Kamrup(M)

    Synopsis: The Railway Protection Force apprehended… Read More

    HRLN’s lawyer establish prosecution’s failure to prove that authorized officer seized the ganja from conscious possession of appellants

    06/07/2017

    Case title: Sarvesh Kumar Pandey & Anr. Vs. State of Assam; Criminal Appeal No. 91 of 2013 & 85 of 2014; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The abovementioned appeals arose out of the common judgment… 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

    On approaching the High Court, BSNL supplies answer to RTI appeal two years after the original appeal

    23/06/2017

    Tapas Pal v. Assistant General Manager (Administration), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Others., W.P. 13949 of 2017 at the High Court at Calcutta

    The Petitioner, Tapas Pal has… Read More

    Habeas Corpus filed against Domestic Violence Victim

    24/05/2017

    Sabith Vs Jamsheera and Others

    Background
    Jamsheera, Kunnathu House, Muderi, Kalpetta is married to Sabith, S/o Hanif, Puthenpurayil House, Elangode, Panur, Kannur. Sabith has… Read More

    Punjab HC directs State Government to award compensation to orphans

    15/05/2017

    Baby Kajal and another Vs. State of Punjab

    Synopsis
    Baby Kajal and her brother Badal at the relevant time i.e. in the year 2013 were 6 and 4 years old respectively. Their… Read More

    Compensation for illegal detention and assault in custody

    13/05/2017

    Padmanabahan Vs State of Kerala

    Background
    Padmanabahan is a member of Kuruma tribe residing at Pulpally in Wayanad. He was taken into custody by the forest officials alleging he… Read More

    Petition for the Legal Recognition of Transgenders

    11/05/2017

    Sangeeta Hijra vs. The State Of Bihar & Ors.

    Petitioner is a transgender person and her voter identity card dated 06.08.2013 issued by the election commission of India mentions… Read More

    Punjab HC directs the State Government to award Compensation for Acid-Attack Survivor

    04/05/2017

    Jaspinder Kaur Vs. State of Punjab

    Jaspinder Kaur is 19 years old college going girl who lost her father many years ago. Taking advantage of her vulnerable status a boy started… Read More

    Court rectifies deportation order for Rohingya Refugee

    02/05/2017

    State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

    The four Petitioners, namely, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, Sahara… Read More

    HRLN, Kolkata, succeeds in obtaining order permitting Rohingya asylum seekers to stay in India

    02/05/2017

    State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

    The four petitioners, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, and Sahara Khatoon… Read More

    Seeking a comprehensive policy and plan of action for diagnosis, treatment of hemophiliacs

    17/04/2017

    Vinay Vijay Nair & Ors.    vs. Department of Health, Additional Secretary, State of Maharashtra & Ors. (PIL No. 58 of 2013)

     

    Synopsis:

     

    This… Read More

    Tribal villagers from Changlang district escape floods, but left homeless and without basic amenities

    16/04/2017

    Shri B.R Chakma & ors Vs State of A.P and 4 ors [WP(c) 219 (AP) 2017]In Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench]

    The Petitioners were the unfortunate victims of flood that… Read More

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

    01/04/2017

    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

    Sexual assault survivor escapes shelter home in Jharkhand, missing thereafter

    28/03/2017

    Kalyani Kandar Meena v. The State of Jharkhand  and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 4628 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

    Sahdeo Khaskel, a night guard at SSEP found a semi… Read More

    Petition against the decision to shift the Fundurdihari Primary Health Centre from Patel Para to Rampur, Sundarpur, in Chhattisgarh

    27/03/2017

    Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors.[WP(PIL) No. 180/2016], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur

    Synopsis
    Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh &… Read More

    Petition in Calcutta HC seeks compensation for acid attack survivors, points out defects in West Bengal Victim Compensation Scheme

    10/03/2017

    Jhuma Santra Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 26192/2015;Sanchayita Jadav Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 15181/2016; Janmenjoy Khan Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P…. Read More

    PIL for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition in Tripura

    08/03/2017

    Ratan Debbarma Vs N.B.C.C. Ltd

    Summary – The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition. A road under… Read More

    PIL on high flouride content in drinking water in Bodra village, Jharkhand

    07/03/2017

    Inam Ahmed v. Union of India and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3204 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

    A public interest litigation stating that the State of Jharkhand has high… Read More

    Petition filed against Chhattisgarh police for filing false cases against Adivasi activist Soni Sori

    27/02/2017

    The petition was filed in the Supreme Court of India because the Chhattisgarh police had allegedly made an attempt on the life of the petitioner, Soni Sori, a tribal woman from Sameli village in… Read More

    Manipur high court passes landmark order for full implementation of JSSK scheme in Manipur

    27/02/2017

    This petition noted that under Janani-Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JJSK), both the pregnant women and also the women who deliver child as well as others covered under the scheme need not to bear… Read More

    Court orders Rs 5 lakh as compensation to kin of 18-year-old killed in fake encounter by army

    23/02/2017

    Mr. Guangbi Dangmei Versus Union of India through the Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence and 4 others ( WP(C) No 943 of 2014) High Court of Manipur, India

    Synopsis
    This is… Read More

    Petition against paramilitary forces occupying government school premises in Jharkhand

    17/02/2017

    Rajesh Ranjan v. Union of India and ors. [W.P (PIL) 6095 of 2016]

    School buildings namely Nav Prathmaik Vidyalay, Chirudih and Karanpura College, Barkagaon Block; Dadi Kalan… Read More

    Acid attack survivor accorded financial assistance by Kolkata High Court

    15/02/2017

    Angura Bibi Versus State of West Bengal and Ors., W.P. 25972(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

    The Petitioner, Angura Bibi, is an acid attack survivor. After the acid attack took… Read More

    Sexual violence, physical assault, looting of property and destruction of property by the security forces consisting of CoBRA, CRPF, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the local police in the villages of Pedagallur, Chhattisgarh

    08/02/2017

    Kadati Sushila and Ors. V State of Chhattisgarh WPCR/54/17, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

    Synopsis
    The petitioners herein are victims of sexual violence, physical assault,… Read More

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