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Letter to Colin Gonsalves from Badol farazi; a Bangladeshi citizen, who was trapped in an Indian jail for 10 years


Badol Farazi, a Bangladeshi migrant, was arrested from the Benapole Immigration checkpost in 2008 on charges of a murder, he could not tell the relevant authorities that he was not the person they… Read More

‘Doubtful voter’: Guwahati High Court upholds citizenship status of petitioner, sets aside previous order


Case title: Sri Ananda Chandra Paul Vs. The Union of IndiaPIL No. 5723/2013; Gauhati High Court

The learned Foreigners’ Tribunal, Barpeta, had held… Read More

Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt


The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances


Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them


The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
Date of… Read More

HRLN conducts interactive session on legal rights of Tibetans living in India


January 20, 2018

HRLN and the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) organised a one-day interactive session on legal problems faced by Tibetans living in India at… Read More

Petition to release trafficked minor from illegal confinement and let her uncle take care of minor till the time she is handed over to her parents


Mohammad Faroz vs state of J&K and others, OWP 141/16, J&K High Court.

The petitioner namely Mohammad Faroz is the maternal uncle of a minor girl namely Parveen, who has… Read More

Minors granted refugee status by UNHCR


Case title: State of Assam Vs. Musst. Fatema Begum & Musst Sakutana; GR Case No. 5687/2015; Juvenile Justice Board, Kamrup(M)

Synopsis: The Railway Protection Force apprehended… Read More

HRLN, Kolkata, succeeds in obtaining order permitting Rohingya asylum seekers to stay in India


State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

The four petitioners, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, and Sahara Khatoon… Read More

Court rectifies deportation order for Rohingya Refugee


State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

The four Petitioners, namely, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, Sahara… Read More

Minor Rohingya asylum seekers arrested in West Bengal categorised ‘child in need of care and protection’


State v X, Child Welfare Committee

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of X (belonging to the Rohingya community from Myanmar), who… Read More

Rohingya Minor released after UNHCR grants him refugee status


State v. Md. Juber Rahingi and Anr, Child Welfare Committee, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of… Read More

Delhi high court stays deportation of two Myanmar refugees


Dongh Lian Kham & Another Vs. Union of India & Another

The High Court of Delhi, stayed the deportation of two refugees from Myanmar saying; “Thus, Respondent no. 2 (FRRO) is… Read More

One lakh Chakmas and Hajong tribals from Bangladesh conferred Indian citizenship rights


Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh & Others Vs. State of Arunachal Pradesh & Others[WP (C) No. 510 of 2007]

The ‘Committee for citizenship… Read More

Four detained Rohingya asylum seekers released from jail


In this case, four Rohingya refugees along with one from Bangladesh were arrested by the Faridabad Police under section 3/14 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and section 12 of passport Act as they entered in… Read More

Delhi High Court tells Delhi Police to stop unnecessary harassment and unwarranted interrogations in wake of Tibetan Protests, Government assures immediate release of all arrested/ detained Tibetans


During the recent visit of Chinese Premier to New Delhi for BRICS Summit on 29/29.03.12, Delhi Police unleashed panic and caused harassment of Tibetans and Indians from North East India, who… Read More

State vs. Abdul Majid


Here the Court acknowledged that Afghan refugees in India have a particular status that means that they should only require a valid residence permit, rather than a full passport. The defendant in… Read More

Shri Kranti & another Vs Union of India & Ors


The Foreigners Act 1946 gives the Indian Government “powers in respect of the entry of foreigners into [India], their presence therein and their departure therefrom”. In the Andaman and Nicobar… Read More

AM* vs. Government of Haryana


An FIR was lodged against AM*, an Afghan for alleged failure to report his exit from Kashmir to the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) and for non-possession of valid documents. Mr. AM… Read More

Mr. Anthony Omondi Osino vs. FRRO


This case is an example of the courts protecting the right of asylum seekers. The court clearly stated that while an asylum seeker has outstanding decisions pending with the UNHCR the State may not… Read More

Shri Irsayam & Others Vs Union of India & Others


This case upholds the right of 7 Indonesian sailors to be repatriated to their country of origin where no grounds exist for denial of said right.

Case Details and Status
On 19… Read More

Detained Burmese Refugees released from jail and allowed exit permit by Calcutta High Court


India does not have a law applicable to refugees, despite it being host to the largest population of refugees in the world. A Draft of Refugee Bill is still pending, rendering refugees in India prone… Read More

Ba Aung and another vs. Union of India and others


Ba Aung & Ors vs Union of India & Ors

The court decided that where refugees have been granted resettlement by UNHCR then this will takes precedence. In this case refugees were… Read More

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