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    Recent Leading Cases

    High Court passes orders in PIL concerning Hepatitis E-virus epidemic caused by water contamination


    Mukesh Kumar Dewangan Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others, WPPIL no.30/2014, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

    This public interest litigation has been filed by… Read More

    Thousands of qualified differently-abled persons who were denied employment in electricity board appointed


    Pardeep Kumar vs. Rakesh Kumar Bawa and another

    Pardeep Kumar and thousands of other orthopedically disabled people were allowed to join as apprentices for the post of line men… Read More

    Petition against State’s effort to corporatize healthcare services (Setting up Dialysis units in Goa)


    Case title: Dr.Venkatesh vs State of Goa and Ors

    Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, challenging the Tender floated by the… Read More

    PIL filed for the expansion of the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) in tea garden areas of Sonitpur district in Assam


    Case title: Sauradeep Dey Vs. The Union of India & 4 Others; PIL No……..; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The Government of India had enacted the National Food Security Act in… Read More

    Guwahati High Court upholds citizenship status of petitioner, sets aside previous order marking him as ‘doubtful voter’


    Case title: Sri Ananda Chandra Paul Vs. The Union of IndiaPIL No. 5723/2013; Gauhati High Court

    The learned Foreigners’ Tribunal, Barpeta, had held… Read More

    Compensation of Rs. 4,00,000 and medical expenses amounting to Rs. 3,00,000 have been awarded by Madhya Pradesh High Court to acid attack survivior


    Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh

    Acid attack can be defined as “the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the intention to disfigure, maim,… Read More

    J & K High Court sought report from the Government from making amendment in SRO 117 which gives jurisdiction to Magistrates of functioning Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB’s) to act ad Principal Magistrates for JJB’s across the state


    In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

    J&K High Court seeks information from state govt. regarding the minor Rohingya girl who was trafficked into J&K from Bangladesh


    The Rohingya Crisis that erupted in 2015 in Myanmar witnessed the surge of crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad… Read More

    Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child who was separated from adoptive mother, put in shelter home


    Anu Mathew v. State

    Anu Mathew, a 25-year-old woman from Thalapuzha, Manathavady in Wayanad was raped by her neighbour when she was a minor. It was… Read More

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


    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

    16 bonded laborers, which included pregnant women and children, working in hazardous conditions rescued in Srinagar


    Bonded Labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

    Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor


    Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

    On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

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


    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

    Supreme Court asks government to frame a comprehensive policy for the Supplementary Nutrition Programme


    The Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2018 has directed the S Union of India to prepare a detailed policy for the operation of both schemes i.e. Take Home Ration and Hot Cooked Meals under… Read More

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


    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


    (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

    Peitition in case of Maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes


    Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

    Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the… Read More

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


    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

    Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them


    The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
    Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
    W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
    Date of… Read More

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



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

    Bombay high court orders compensation for acid attack survivor Aarti Thakur


    Aarti Thakur vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 4267 of 2014)

    Aarti Thakur is the survivor of a gruesome acid attack that occurred in January, 2011. Aarti… Read More

    Evicted, homes demolished, some sent far away, others left to perish: Development vs Lives


    WP (L) No.3301 of 2017 – Sandeep Shivaji Shirke & Ors. v. Assistant Municipal Commissioner & Ors. And some other petitions filed for similarly displaced persons.

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


    Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department

    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

    498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on the terrible state of public schools in Wasseypur, Jharkhand.


    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in October 2017 in Jharkhand High Court for direction to the respondents/state for the implementation of RTE Act and Hon’ble Supreme Court in… Read More

    Bombay High Court permits 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy.


    The Bombay High Court on January 9th permitted a 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy. The woman’s foetus was suffering from serious fatal abnormalities including absence of the… Read More

    HRLN receives positive order in Safdarjung Hospital case where ‘dead’ infant was handed to family in envelope


    The case of Shanti Devi v Safdarjung Hospital, which has been ongoing since late October 2017, continued in the High Court of Delhi with this positive order that HRLN recently received, where Justice… Read More

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


    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


    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

    Status quo to be maintained on deforestation of any further forest areas in Gadchiroli District – Bombay HC


    A letter was sent by the Up-Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, Dongargaon to the Senior most judge, High Court of Bombay at Nagpur seeking to prevent indiscriminate cutting of naturally grown forest trees… Read More

    Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation vs Vanashakti public trust: Maharashtra chief secy asked to pay Rs 100 crore for river pollution


    Civil Appeal No(s).10582/2017 dated 14-11-2017

    In a landmark order, the Supreme Court asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore — possibly the highest amount of… Read More

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