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When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)

27/09/2019

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

Delhi HC quashes ‘LEAVE INDIA NOTICE’ to Pakistani Woman

07/09/2019

In Mohd. Javed & ANR versus Union of India & ANR, the Delhi High Court quashed the “LEAVE INDIA NOTICE” which was served upon Nausheen Naz on… Read More

Forced to marry her maternal uncle: SC directs J&K Police to ensure girl’s safety

12/10/2018

The Supreme Court on 12th October issued an order to Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police in a Habeas Corpus Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution by Ms. Seema Bhoria for… Read More

Delhi HC directs media houses to remove all inflammatory content defaming missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

10/10/2018

In Fatima Nafees versus TOI and others, the Delhi High Court has directed all the Defendants to retract all the articles and video clips from their websites and also remove YouTube… Read More

Delhi High Court allows CBI to file closure report on Najeeb’s disappearance

08/10/2018

In a great blow to the family of the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Najeeb Ahmed along with friends, students, teachers, and citizens who have been fighting to #BringNajeebBack the Delhi… Read More

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

04/10/2018

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

Lawyer Shreeji Bhavsar speaks on the sexual assault and murder of 15 year old girl in Dholpur, Rajasthan #BetiBachao

04/10/2018

Rajasthan High Court, on September 25th, 2018, issued notice to the state government and CBI in case of sexual assault and murder of 15-year-old a minor girl in Dholpur district, Rajasthan. According… Read More

HRLN impact | Gurgaon court convicts man who threw acid on minor boy

21/09/2018

After Human Rights Law Network intervention, justice finally arrived for a minor male child — who was abducted and attacked with acid in 2016 — after the Gurgaon Court on 17 September, 2018,… Read More

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

19/09/2018

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

National Security Act withdrawn against Bhim Army founder Chandrshekhar

14/09/2018

A day before the hearing of the case in Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday withdrew the National Security Act (NSA) against Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar, who was in jail… Read More

2007, 2008 riots: SC issues notice to Odisha govt over compensation disbursement

07/09/2018

The Supreme Court acting on a contempt petition filed by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) on Friday (7th September) issued notice to Odisha Chief Secretary to grant additional relief to the victims of… Read More

BT road ‘fake encounter’: Mother of victim files impleadment petition

04/09/2018

Chungkham Taratombi, mother of Ch. Sanjit who was killed in a fake encounter conducted by Manipur Police in 2009, filed an impleading application before the Manipur High Court for making her a… Read More

Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case

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

Bhim army founder Chandrashekhar challenges his detention by the UP govt: SC issues notices to state, Saharanpur DM

11/08/2018

Chandrashekhar @ Ravan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh Special Leave Petition (Crl) 26284/2018 in the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the state of Uttar… Read More

No country for its own children: Only constant vigilance and swift action can stop child rapes in India

10/08/2018

Human Rights Law Network expresses its concern over the recent and increasingly distressing slew of child sexual abuse cases in the country.

In the most recent instance, on August 6, 24… Read More

Begging in the national capital no longer to be a crime: Delhi HC declares anti-begging provisions unconstitutional

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

Supreme Courts judgment on #Lynching a hope for India

19/07/2018

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

05/07/2018

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

3 men, denied bail by the Sessions Court, granted bail by J&K High Court

31/05/2018

The applicants Abdul Ahad Waza (41 years old), Riyaz Ahmad Hurra (40 years old) and Ghulam-Ud-din War (43 years old) were granted bail by the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir from a bench composed of… Read More

Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother

16/05/2018

Anu Mathew v. State

Background
Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… Read More

Delhi fast-track court punishes rape accused with 20 years rigorous punishment; Victim compensated with Rs 5 lakh

16/05/2018

State vs Mohd Masmudeen, etc
In the court of the Additional Sessions Judge (Special Fast Track Court), North-west, Rohini, Delhi

This was a rape case in which the two accused… Read More

17 year old tortured in custody by officers from Mumbai Railway Protection Force dies

16/04/2018

Mumbai: A 17 year old boy being reprimanded at a children’s observation home in Dongri died on April 14th at JJ Hospital, where he was brought after he complained about having difficulty in… Read More

Fatima Nafees files defamation suit against Times of India, Times Now, Dilli Aaj Tak for spreading defamatory fake news against son, Najeeb Ahmed

21/03/2018

Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, last week filed a suit in the Delhi high court through Human Rights Law Network against some prominent media outlets for civil… Read More

UP Court orders bail of domestic worker, her husband in frivolous complaint

21/12/2017

Johra Bibi was a domestic worker in a house in a residential complex, Mahagun Society, Noida. She had allegedly not being paid wages, but when she demanded them, she was assaulted and illegally… Read More

Shamlipur violence: Do not arrest until you find credible evidence, UP court directs police

12/12/2017

Vinay Ratan was accused of being an accomplice in the Shamlipur violence. In its case, HRLN contended that Ratan was neither named in the FIR, nor he was actually present at the spot of the incident… Read More

Case of domestic abuse

22/10/2017

Lamxi versus Dipti Ram, Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Jaipur Metropolitan

Petitioner Lamxi, aged 25 years old, was married to Mr. Dipti Ram on 10/03/2016 with all religious… Read More

Babita Devi’s husband was found dead a day after taken into police custody; her fight for justice continues

18/08/2017

Babita Devi & others v. State of Jharkhand & others [W.P. (Cr.) 48 of 2017] Jharkhand High Court

The criminal writ petition was filed by Babita Devi, widow of Umesh… Read More

PIL filed for proper implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in J&K

11/08/2017

Tanvi Ahuja verus state of J&K and others, PIL 09/15, J&K High Court

Synopsis
The instant PIL has been filed by a Delhi based activist namely Ms. Tanvi Ahuja who has been… Read More

Petition challenging detention under Public Safety Act in J&K

16/07/2017

Reyaz ahmad khan verus state of J&K and others, HCP 497/16, J&K High Court.

Synopsis
Reyaz Ahmad through his cousin brother namely Habibullah challenges the detention order… Read More

J&K High Court directs FIR, investigation into report of custodial disappearance

16/07/2017

Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo VS Union of India & Others, OWP 335/07 (J&K High Court)

Synopsis

The instant writ petition writ petition has been filed to seek the judicial Enquiry into the… Read More

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