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    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

    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 terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur

    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 HC permits 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy

    09/01/2018 |

    The Bombay High Court, on 9 January, 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

    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

    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

    27/09/2017

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

    11/08/2017

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

    Synopsis
    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

    Petition challenging detention under Public Safety Act in J&K

    16/07/2017

    Reyaz ahmad khan verus state of J&K and others, HCP 497/16, J&K High Court.

    Synopsis
    Reyaz Ahmad through his cousin brother namely Habibullah challenges the detention order… Read More

    Court grants compensation in acid attack case, directs State to provide free treatment.

    16/07/2017

    Case title: Suo Moto vs State of Assam & Director General of Police; WP(C) Taken up No. 749 /2014; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: On the night of 06-11-2013, at around 10.30 pm,… Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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