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    Landmark Judgments

    Bombay High Court declares having extramarital consensual same sex relationships not a criminal offense

    Date: 06/02/2019

    In a first of a kind decision, the Bombay High Court declared that an extramarital consensual same sex relationship is not a criminal offense (just like how it is not a criminal offense in case of… Read More

    Breaking: BEST union workers secure demands for pay hike, end 9 day strike

    Date: 16/01/2019

    In a victory for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) workers’ union, the union, through Court order, secured the implementation of an interim pay-hike for about 15,000… Read More

    Gujarat court gives life sentence to 11 accused in lynching case

    Date: 03/12/2018

    On September 13, 2012, 11 men gathered outside the house of 27-year-old Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit man, locked him inside, poured kerosene and set the house on fire, burning him to death.
    Six years… Read More

    Manipur fake encounter cases: SC dismisses the writ petition for recusal of judges

    Date: 12/11/2018

    The Supreme Court on November 12, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Lourembam Deben Singh & others v. Union of India & Ors. etc. and Raj Kumar Brojen & Ors. v. Union of India.

    The writ petition… Read More

    Racial discrimination against NE people: SC sets one week deadline for Central govt to submit action taken report

    Date: 27/10/2018

    The Supreme Court on 26th October had set a one week deadline for the Central Government to submit action taken and action plan report within a week.

    The Bench of the Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice… Read More

    SC passes directs Union, states to ensure treatment, education and equality for persons affected by leprosy

    Date: 25/09/2018

    Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
    Writ Petition (Civil) 767/2014

    This writ petition, filed in 2014, had brought the Supreme Court’s attention… Read More

    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

    In a first, Delhi HC directs DLSA to award full compensation to male acid attack survivor under Delhi Victims Compensation Scheme

    Date: 17/08/2017

    Durjan Singh vs Govt of NCT of Delhi and ORS

    The decision of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 17.08.2017 in the matter of Durjan Singh v. Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi… 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)


    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

    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

    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)




    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)




    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

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