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When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)


By Ujjaini Chatterji
Mumbai, September 27

Kashmir is a multi-layered topic. It is often becoming increasingly difficult for us to distinguish the legal nuances of the… Read More

High Court issues notice to media houses in the defamation case filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother #BringBackNajeeb


Fatima Nafees versus Bennette Coleman and Co, & Ors.

The Delhi High Court on September 20th admitted the Civil Defamation suit filed against prominent media houses (Times of… Read More

Supreme Courts judgment on #Lynching a hope for India


Apex Court Condemns ‘Cases of Mobocracy’, Asks Parliament To Draft New Law

The judgment pertains to a contempt petition filed by social activist Tehseen Poonawalla.& Ors. By… Read More

Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand HC grants bail to 8 out of 11 murder accused


The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to eight out of the 11 persons (including the four main accused) who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by Fast Track Court Additional District Judge II… Read More

News: Two islamic scholars beaten by a mob in Jharkhand for refusing to chant praises to Hindu gods


Two Islamic scholars, Maulana Azharul Islam and his brother Maulana Imran, were brutally beaten with hockey sticks last night after Taraweeh prayer by an extremist mob for refusing to chant praises… 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

Missing Najeeb: Supreme Court intervenes in probe of missing JNU student


The Supreme Court issued the order directing the Delhi government and Delhi police as well JNU authorities to be even rigorous in the probe for finding the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University… Read More

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


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

Petition to challenge the validity of Act that prohibits slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks in the Maharashtra


Indian Union Muslim League v. The State of Maharashtra Ors. (WRIT PETITION NO. 9209 OF 2015)





The Petition sought to challenge the… Read More

Kashmir violence documentary: Delhi HC clears release of Butalia’s film without cuts or disclaimers


The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the release of a documentary by filmmaker Pankaj Butalia on Kashmir violence, noting that the “right to censor films, shown in whatever form, constitutes a… Read More

Petition filed to secure the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged people of Birbhum


Rampurhat Nagarik Sangha Vs. The State Of West Bengal & Ors. – The petition is filed to secure the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged people of Birbhum. There have been widespread and… Read More

SC ordered trial court to deliver verdict in Kandhamal nun rape case


SLP (CRL.) No.1103 of 2012)

Sister Mina Lalita Baruwa V/s S State of Orissa and others.

HRLN has filed a Special Leave Petition which challenged the final order judgment of the Orissa High… Read More

SC allows conditional screening of ‘Sadda Haq’


Vital Media V/S State of Punjab and ORS.

W.P. (C) NO. 205 OF 2013

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Censor Board to consider whether the “U” certificate granted to Punjabi film… Read More

Supreme Court issued notices against the State of Maharashtra in a matter related to the Dhole Communal Violence


In the matter of: Naseer G. Mohammad Vs State of Maharastra.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court bench comprising Justice C.K. Prasad and Justice Khalifullah issued notices against the State of Maharashtra… Read More

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