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Update on PIL seeking improvement of Jharkhand schools: HC directs state to finish infrastructure construction


The High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi released an order dated 8th January, 2018 in relation to the Read More

Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities


NPRS v UoI & Ors
W.P.(C) 2599/2018

This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

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


(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

Delhi HC issues notice in case of school discriminating against child with ADHD


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

498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur


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

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


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

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


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

J&K: Petition seeks implementation of Right to Education Act, 25% reservation for BPL students


Mohammad Ahsan Untoo Versus state of J&K and others PIL 21/15, J&K High Court.

The petitioner is a social rights activist seeks the indulgence of the Hon’ble court… Read More

Petition against paramilitary forces occupying government school premises in Jharkhand


Rajesh Ranjan v. Union of India and ors. [W.P (PIL) 6095 of 2016]

School buildings namely Nav Prathmaik Vidyalay, Chirudih and Karanpura College, Barkagaon Block; Dadi Kalan… Read More

Survey conducted of Government schools in Bihar


Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs. U.O.I & Ors.

This PIL was filed to issue order or direction by the court to conduct household survey of children upto 14 years in… Read More

Writ Petition admitted in the Kerala HC to provide educational facilities to tribals


Rajendra Prasad vs. Ministry of welfare of scheduled caste and scheduled tribes & others

The petitioner is approaching the High court aggrieved by the inaction of state… Read More

Arbitrary withdrawal of freeship scheme for post matric medical students belongs to SC ST VJNT and OBC.


Dr. Prashant Chandekar and ors Versus Directorate of Medical Education and ors (Writ Petition No.  522 of 2017




This Petition  pertains to… Read More

HRLN activists, community leaders work to ensure access to food, primary healthcare, and education in Delhi village


Chhilla Khadar is a community of 1,600 homeless families fromDalit and Other Backward Caste communities wholive on a fertile piece of land along Yamuna River near Mayur Vihar Metro Station. Most of… Read More

Calcutta high court directs police camp to be shifted from school


Reiterating the fundamental right of children to education and observing that it is not at all a healthy and congenial atmosphere for the children to attend school where a Police Camp has been set… Read More

Petition for the immediate removal of police personnel and others from the Makhra Primary School and all other schools that have been similarly occupied in WB


Rampurhat Nagarik Sangha Vs. The State Of West Bengal & Ors. – Petition for the immediate removal of police personnel and others from the Makhra Primary School and all other schools that have been… Read More

Jharkhand high court okays 25% reservation for disadvantage kids in private schools


Rajan Kumar Singh versus Union of India and ors.
L.A. No. 5625, 5746 & 5918 of 2014
P.I.L. No. 3731 of 2014

HRLN had filed an FIR for the education of disadvantaged children in… Read More

Consider the plea of blind students, SC tells Delhi University


Sambhavana Versus University of Delhi ( CIVIL APPEAL No. 4722-4723 OF 2013)

The Organisation Sambhavna and HRLN’s Lawyer Pankaj Sinha, has filed a Petition in the Apex Court Bench of Justice… Read More

PIL filed on non-appointment of primary teachers in Darjeeling since 1997


Darjeeling Terai Dooars Gorkhali Adivasi welfare society vs State of West Bengal and others WP No 38327 of 2013; This PIL was filed on learning of non-appointment of primary teachers in Darjeeling… Read More

HRLN helps boy with hearing disabilities to get admitted to Delhi’s Mother’s International School


The petitioner filed a writ petition in the high court of Delhi, for enforcing the order of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities regarding the admission of the petitioner Master Araav… Read More

SC allows disclosure of evaluated answer-sheets to examinee under RTI


In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court allowed disclosure of the answer-sheets to the examinee, under Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The bench comprising Hon’ble Mr Justice RV Raveendran and… Read More

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