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    Landmark Judgments

    Section 377 partially struck down: Supreme Court decriminalises consensual sex between same sex adults

    Date: 06/09/2018

    A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, on 6 September, unanimously read down the British-era law which criminalised consensual homosexual sex in India. The Supreme Court overruled the Suresh… Read More

    Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case

    Date: 24/08/2018

    The Delhi High Court on 24.08.2018 passed Final Order & Judgment in an Criminal Appeal filed by Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar and Anubha Rastogi of Human Rights Law Network on behalf of the Victims of… Read More

    Begging in the national capital no longer to be a crime: Delhi HC declares anti-begging provisions unconstitutional

    Date: 08/08/2018

    The Delhi high court on August 8, 2018, decriminalised begging in the state, striking down several provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959) as… Read More

    SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years

    Date: 04/04/2018

    International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
    WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

    In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

    Sampurna Behrua vs UoI: The battle for juvenile justice concludes after 12 years

    Date: 12/02/2018

    The Supreme Court on February 9, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Sampurna Behrua vs Union of India & OrsRead More

    In a landmark judgment invoking the new Disability Act, SC directs accessibility for disabled students in institutions of higher education

    Date: 19/12/2017

    Disabled students aspiring to higher education got a significant boost on Friday after the Supreme Court passed a set of directions to ensure that universities and colleges have disabled-friendly… Read More

    Supreme Court Directs Important Steps Forward In Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities in Public Places

    Date: 15/12/2017

    In a far-reaching judgment on Friday, December 15, the Supreme Court passed a slew of directions to the central and state governments to ensure that public infrastructure and facilities are… Read More

    Petition against inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India

    Date: 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

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

    Date: 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

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

    Date: 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

    Date: 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 seeking the recognition and implementation of the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 in Chhattisgarh

    Date: 04/01/2017

    National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR) v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. [W.P. (PIL) No. of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

    Synopsis
    National… Read More

    In fight against female foeticide, SC verdict stresses on implementation of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostics act

    Date: 08/11/2016

    Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 349 of 2006], Supreme Court of India

    Voluntary Health association of Punjab [VHAP], an NGO, filed… Read More

    Tragic case of Madkam Hidme’s fake encounter, her mother Lakshmi’s fight for justice continues

    Date: 04/11/2016

    Madkam Hidme versus State of Chhattisgarh & Ors, Writ Petition (Cr) No. 144 of 2016, High Court of Chhattisgarh

    The Petitioner is the state convener of the political party Aam… Read More

    PIL to make the Mumbai Suburban Railways accessible for persons with disabilities

    Date: 05/10/2016

    India Centre for Human Rights & Law & Ors. vs. The Union of India & Ors.

    (PIL 27 of 2007)

     

    Synopsis:

     

    The Petition came to be filed seeking to make the… Read More

    Outrage as Parents End Life after Child’s Dengue Death In Re (2016) 10 SCC 709

    Date: 03/10/2016

    Present case is related to garbage related causes being one of the main areas of concern, participants directs to discuss effective ways to clear garbage so that sanitization standards are… Read More

    Talaulicar& Sons (P) Ltd. v Union of India and Another (2016) 8 SCC 299

    Date: 28/09/2016

    The facts of the case are that Respondent approached NGT in OA No. 22 of 2012 against MoEF, State Pollution Control Board and Department of Mines and Geology for order or direction to respondent to… Read More

    Defending inclusion of life saving anti-diabetic and cardiovascular drugs under non-scheduled products to ensure they are available at low cost

    Date: 26/09/2016

    Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance & Anr. V/S. Union of India & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 2700 of 2014)

     

    Synopsis:

     

    This… Read More

    Dhal Singh Dewangan v. State of Chhattisgarh (2016) 16 SCC 701

    Date: 23/09/2016

    Category: Death Penalty
    The appellant was awarded death sentence on six counts for having caused death of his wife and five daughters. The Supreme Court held the conviction of the appellant under… Read More

    Devika Biswas v. Union of India (2016) 10 SCC 726

    Date: 14/09/2016

    Category: Reproductive Rights
    The judgment concluded a five year long fight against the mass sterilization drives where women between the ages of 15 and 49 have been sterilized. The judgment noted… Read More

    Archbishop Raphael Cheenath S.V.D. v. State of Orissa and Another (2016) 9 SCC 682

    Date: 02/08/2016

    Category: Kandhamal Riots
    This Writ Petition was filed in public spirit highlighting the failure on part of the State of Orissa in deploying adequate police force to maintain law and order in… Read More

    Jeeja Ghosh v. Union of India (2016) 7 SCC 761

    Date: 15/05/2016

    Category: Disability
    In a case where Jeeja Ghosh was deboarded from the flight on the insistence of the captain due to her disability, cerebral palsy, the Supreme Court came out strongly against… Read More

    Sultana Begum V/s. state Of Punjab &Ors (2015) 16 SCC 212

    Date: 12/05/2016

    The instant case came up after the High Court quashed the criminal charges and proceedings against the accused and the moot point was whether the criminal proceedings can be quashed in entirety or… Read More

    Dharam Pal v. State of Haryana (2016) 4 SCC 160

    Date: 29/04/2016

    Category: Criminal justice
    The appellant approached the court alleging improper investigation. The Supreme Court held that the constitutional courts can direct for further investigation or… Read More

    Devinder Singh v State of Punjab (2016)12 SCC 87

    Date: 25/04/2016

    Category: Public Servants
    In case act is instrinsically connected with official duty, sanction under S. 197 CrPC, necessary. But such relation to duty must not be fanciful or pretended claim. There… Read More

    Laxmi v. Union of India (2016) 3 SCC 669

    Date: 25/04/2016

    Category: Crime against women

    This case pertains to acid attack victims. It was prayed to amend Indian Penal Code for dealing with acid attack as special offences, framing guidelines in respect of… Read More

    X v. Union of India (2016) 14 SCC 382

    Date: 08/04/2016

    Category: Reproductive Rights
    Petitioner wanted to terminate the pregnancy of about 23-24 weeks. Medical board was constituted in pursuance of directions of Supreme Court. Legality of termination of… Read More

    Jabal C. Lashkari v. Official Liquidator (2016) 12 SCC 44

    Date: 29/03/2016

    Category: Land laws
    In a case where the predecessor of the appellant had leased out land in favour of a Company for period of 199 years, the Supreme Court held that Section 12 of the Bombay Rents,… Read More

    Poona Employees Union v. Force Motors Limited and Another (2016) 2 SCC 531

    Date: 11/03/2016

    Category: Labour
    Two employees’ unions of Force Motors Limited were locked in a legal tussle, one for acquiring the status of a recognised union under the Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions… Read More

    Nashik Workers Union v Hindustan aeronautics Limited (2016) 6 SCC 224

    Date: 26/02/2016

    Category: Labour
    Complaints were filed by the appellant Union under Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions and Prevention of unfair labour practices Act 1971 for reinstatement of trainees with… Read More

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