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    Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand court holds all accused guilty, including local BJP leader

    16/03/2018 |

    In a landmark judgement, a trial court in Jharkhand on Thursday, March 16, 2018, convicted all 11 people accused in a cow vigilantism-related murder case. The case was argued bravely by advocate… Read More

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


    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

    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

    09/03/2018 |


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

    Central Administrative Tribunal (Kolkata) allows transgender UPSC candidate to apply offline since online form lacked ‘other’ gender option

    27/02/2018 |

    HRLN filed an Original Application in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, on the behalf of a transgender applicant who wanted to take the Civil Services examination conducted by the… Read More

    Delhi HC asks Dept of Science & Technology to relax age limit for candidate with disabilities for research award application

    26/02/2018 |

    (Dr Akshansh Vs Ministry of Science & Technology & Ors)

    The Petitioner is a disabled person with cerebral palsy (orthopaedic-quadriplegic) who filed this urgent petition… Read More

    Patna high court issues notice to check state facilities being provided in blind schools


    Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs The Union of India & Ors

    The petition was filed with the backdrop of a huge gap in school-enrolled children in Bihar. During the… Read More

    Bombay high court orders compensation for acid attack survivor Aarti Thakur

    26/02/2018 |

    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

    88 bonded labourers rescued: After inaction from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar district magistrates, Allahabad HC seeks reply

    20/02/2018 |

    Nirmal Gorana  vs State Of UP & Ors (PIL 2936/2018)

    The case pertains to the rescue of nearly 88 bonded labourers from 22 Dalit families hailing from… Read More

    Piyali Dutta vs State of West Bengal: Acid attack survivor granted compensation

    17/02/2018 |

    W.P. 26174 of 2014

    The Petitioner, Piyali Dutta, is an acid attack survivor who had written to the Chief Secretary, State of West Bengal requesting for interim compensation of Rs…. 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.

    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

    Andhra Pradesh govt sanctions relief of Rs 1 Lakh each to 18 rescued bonded labourer families

    11/02/2018 |

    In response to a writ petition filed by HRLN in the Hyderabad high court, the Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh each to 18 bonded labourer families released from Delhi, provided… Read 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


    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

    Railways employee cannot ‘disown’ wife, daughter, says Delhi HC, directs Northern Railways to include their names in medical card

    17/01/2018 |

    The Delhi high court had directed Northern Railways to provide separate medical cards and privilege passes to the wife and daughter of a former railway employee who claims to have disowned… Read More

    HRLN files petition seeking effective enforcement of Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities

    16/01/2018 |

    This petition was filed seeking proper implementation of the Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities, in particular the provision mandating all local bodies to reserve… Read More

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

    09/01/2018 |

    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.

    09/01/2018 |

    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

    Delhi HC directs DLSA to consider request of woman with 60% petrol burns seeking enhanced compensation

    03/01/2018 |

    The Delhi high court has directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to consider and respond to the claims of a survivor of petrol burns for enhanced compensation.

    The survivor in the… Read More

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

    03/01/2018 |

    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

    Delhi HC orders enquiry into medical negligence of pregnant woman who gave birth in a rickshaw

    03/01/2018 |

    The Delhi high court has ordered an enquiry into case of medical negligence of a woman who was denied medical help when she went into labour. The order came after HRLN filed a writ petition against… 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

    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

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

    27/11/2017 |

    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

    UP private university levies illegal fees, expels students for peaceful protest: Allahabad HC seeks affidavit

    16/11/2017 |

    HRLN filed a writ petition on the behalf of students who were expelled by Galgotias University in Uttar Pradesh for participating in a peaceful protest against the levying of illegal fees by the… Read More

    Maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes in Nagaland’s Mon District


    Moba Changkai versus State of Nagaland & Ors,
    Writ Petition No. 179 (K) of 2016
    Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench.

    Synopsis (Issue, facts, prayers):

    This writ petition was… Read More

    Colin Gonsalves, HRLN founder, named 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate

    26/09/2017 |

    Human Rights Law Network founder and Senior Supreme Court Counsel Colin Gonsalves has been announced a Laureate of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative’ Nobel… Read More

    PIL for proper implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in J&K


    Tanvi Ahuja verus state of J&K and others, PIL 09/15, J&K High Court

    The instant PIL has been filed by a Delhi based activist namely Ms. Tanvi Ahuja who has been… Read More

    Petition against inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India

    28/07/2017 |

    Re- Inhuman Conditions in 1382 prisons vs. Director General of Prisons, State of Andhra Pradesh & Ors., WP(C) 406/ 2013 in the Supreme Court of India

    An… Read More

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