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Another minor rescued as bonded labour from Shalimar Bagh, second in two months


As part of the continuous national campaign to eradicate the bonded labour and to rescue bonded labours across India, a team comprising of social activist Mr. Nirmal Gorana, Convener of National… Read More

Locked in room by her employers: Minor girl working as bonded labour rescued, FIR registered


For a 17-year-old girl, who was locked in a room as a bonded labour, freedom came knocking on the doors of her employers after a team of Delhi Police, National Campaign Committee for Eradication of… Read More

Why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in Punjab & Haryana: HC



Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to Centre, Punjab, and Haryana governments seeking a reply on why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in the two northern… Read More

Manual scavenging: Delhi HC pulls state, local agencies; seeks action taken report


In an interim order, the Delhi High Court on 4th October gave directions to state and local agencies to comply with guidelines set by Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their… Read More

Manual scavenging case: Delhi high court reprimands state govt for failing to provide relief to rescued bonded labourer


Nirmal Gorana & Anr vs State NCT of Delhi & Ors
Writ petition (Crl) 3177/2017

In 2007, HRLN’s initiave against bonded labour and trafficking, the National Campaign Committee… Read More

Trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh


A women and minor girl, who were working as bonded labourers in a house in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, were rescued in a daring effort by National Campaign Committee for the Eradication of Bonded… Read More

HC notice to Punjab, Haryana on plea against bonded labour


The Punjab and Haryana High Court Wednesday sought a response from the Union government and the governments of Punjab and Haryana on a petition seeking criminal action as per law in cases of bonded… Read More

Minor girl working as bonded labour for 8 years rescued from Delhi


An eight-year journey of bonded labour finally came to an end for a minor girl from Delhi, who was rescued and restored to her parents by the Child Welfare Committee on Thursday.

The girl, a… Read More

Women working as bonded labour rescued from Pathankot, FIR lodged against captor


A woman from West Bengal, who was being held as a bonded labour, was rescued from Pathankot on Thursday (23rd August, 2018), after one of her acquaintance reached out to National Campaign Committee… Read More

Two years after rescue from bonded labour, children yet to receive justice, rehabilitation: Delhi HC issues notice


April 9, 2018

Nirmal Gorana v Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors, WP (Crl) 1011/2018

The petition informed the court that in… Read More

Woman abducted, trafficked as minor rescued from bonded slavery; reunited with parents after HRLN intervention


WP (Crl) 1482/2018

In this case, the petitioner filed a writ of Habeas Corpus to trace and produce before the court her daughter, (aged 19) who had been missing since 2013…. 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

16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar


Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes


Nirmal Gorana v Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors
WP (Crl) 1011/2018

This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

88 bonded labourers rescued: After inaction from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar district magistrates, Allahabad HC seeks reply


Nirmal Gorana  vs State Of UP & Ors (PIL 2936/2018)

The case pertains to the rescue of nearly 88 bonded labourers from 22 Dalit families hailing from… Read More

Andhra Pradesh govt sanctions relief of Rs 1 Lakh each to 18 rescued bonded labourer families


In response to a writ petition filed by HRLN in the Hyderabad high court, the Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh each to 18 bonded labourer families released from Delhi, provided… Read More

Writ Petition filed to provide Assistance to an Indian citizen held in Foreign Custody


Nuzaifa Beevi vs. Ministry of External Affairs & Ors.

This case was filed by the petitioner before the Honble High Court, Ernakulam seeking legal aid for her daughter. Here the… Read More

Case registered for the trafficking of children


Joemol Eby & others Vs. State of Kerala & Ors.

The Petitioners submits that the children admitted to the Beauty Fallace International football school located in Kothamangalam were… Read More

Delhi HC takes Delhi and Orissa police to task for showing casualness in investigating a case of trafficking of a minor tribal girl


HRLN had filed a case in Delhi High Court in year 2010 when mother of a tribal minor girl who was trafficked from Orissa to Delhi and had subsequently disappeared in Delhi approached HRLN for help…. Read More

Sunil Kumar Ghosh and others V. K.Ram Chandran and others (2011) 14 SCC 320.


Held: workmen cannot be forced to work under different management. High Court was justified in issuing directions for retirement/ retrenchment compensation to outgoing workmen as per normal rules and… Read More

Delhi HC to govt: Register, regulate placement cells to curb trafficking


In a landmark judgement to tackle trafficking of adults and minors from various parts of India to Delhi through placement agencies, the Delhi High Court has directed the Labour Department of the… Read More

Patna High Court Directs Govt To Curb Child Trafficking


The Patna High Court has directed the state authorities to enforce stringent measures towards curbing child trafficking in Bihar.

The Bench, comprising Chief Justice Rekha M Doshit and Justice… Read More

Notice issued for the cancellation of bail of key accused in the trafficking of minor girls in Dhule district of Maharashtra


(Raosaheb Keroji Mungse Versus State of Maharashtra & Another)

The Hon’ble Bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra and Justice Madan B. Lokur issued notices against the… Read More

Prajwala v. Union of India


HRLN on behalf of Prajwala, an anti-trafficking organisation, files a PIL in the Supreme Court petitioning the Government to create a ‘victim protection protocol’ so as to protect the rights of… Read More

Prerana vs. Union of India & others: Seeking directions for framing guidelines for rescue and rehabilitation of victims trafficking


HRLN on behalf of PRERANA, a registered society and non- governmental organization, petitions guidelines and for the effective rescue and rehabilitation of victims of commercial sexual exploitation… Read More

Shramjeevi Mahila Samity vs. State of NCT & others: Seeking remedy for trafficked, kidnapped, forced labour & bondage people from villages of West Bengal


HRLN files a petition in the High court of Delhi on behalf of Shramjeevi Mahila Samity seeking an inquiry by the CBI in a shocking case of trafficking, kidnapping, forced labour and bondage of 298… Read More

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