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    Odisha

    The Odisha Human Rights Law Network unit was established in 2004 at Bhubaneswar with a sub-unit at Kandhamal.

    The unit focuses on providing legal support to groups displaced by either multinational mining companies or special economic zones (SEZs).

    The unit intervened in Kandhamal district when the Christian minority faced persecution by the fundamental forces. It continues to file PILs in defence of marginalised communities, including stigmatised members of society such as sex workers. The ‘Arun Mallick compensation case’ whereby a petition was filed before the high court for the proper rehabilitation of commercial sex workers of Bhubaneswar is an example of this. Due to the intervention, the court delivered a historic judgment stopping the government from evicting the sex workers without proper rehabilitation.

    Main Concerns

    1. Land rights of marginalised communities facing eviction threat from mining corporations
    2. Rights of PLHIV
    3. Disability Rights
    4. Reproductive rights of women from marginalized communities
    5. Health rights & prevention of chronic diseases
    6. Protection of the environment from polluting industries

    Slideshow - PIL's & Cases.

    Support the Odisha unit.

    State Director

    Sevati Soren & Sujatarani Dash

    bhubaneswar@hrln.org

    Visit the HRLN office for legal support or to know more about our work:
    Plot No-1390/B, Sector-6,CDA
    (CDA-6 ,Axis Bank ATM, Building)
    Bidanasi,Cuttack-753014
    Phone : +91-671-2506189

    Contact Us

    HUMAN RIGHTS LAW NETWORK

    Socio-Legal Information Center, 576, Masjid Road, Jungpura, New Delhi - 110014

    +91-11-24374501, +91-11-24379855, +91-11-24374502(Fax)

    contact@hrln.org

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