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PILs and Cases

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High Court of Chhattisgarh orders release of life convicts after completion of their sentence


Amarnath Pandey vs. State of Chhattisgarh

The petition was filed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh for grant of remission and release of life convicts who have undergone jail sentence of… Read More

Cases of Prisoners on Death Row


SC Commutes Death Sentences of 15 Convicts to Life Imprisonment

Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors., (2014) 3 SCC 1

In… Read More

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


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

SC: Re – Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons


Re-Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons vs. State of Assam and Ors. WP(C) 406 / 2013

In this case, the Supreme Court took up a suo motu case based on a letter written by the former… Read More

Petition challenging detention under Public Safety Act in J&K


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

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

Court passes prison improvement measures for ensuring safety of inmates, such as CCTV footage recording and regular medical check-ups for inmates


Case title: Neria Ben David vs State of Goa

Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, seeking relief against the barbaric acts of the Jail… Read More

Surety amounts and those who cannot afford them: Case of Shobhanaben


Shobhanaben Thakor is a victim of trafficking for the purpose of removal of organ. However a FIR was registered against her along with other accused u/s.  420, 419, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120B. 34 of… Read More

Mandamus Writ before the Kerala HC seeking disciplinary action for custodial violence


Mufazil-petitioner Vs. State of Kerala & Ors.

The Petitioner submits that he has been a victim of custodial violence. He was taken into custody on fabricated grounds. It is… Read More

Tragic case of Madkam Hidme’s fake encounter, her mother Lakshmi’s fight for justice continues


Madkam Hidme versus State of Chhattisgarh & Ors, Writ Petition (Cr) No. 144 of 2016, High Court of Chhattisgarh

The Petitioner is the state convener of the political party Aam… Read More

Homeless man, arrested on false charges imprisoned for 6 months for failing to provide bail amount


Badari Lal Meghwal Vs State of Rajasthan [Criminal Appeal No. 156/2016.] before the court of District and session judge, Jaipur metropolitan, Jaipur.

The petitioner is citizen… Read More

Journalist Prabhat Singh’s bail rejected by court


Prabhat Singh Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, MCRC no.2517/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The case of the prosecution is that the applicant has collected Rs…. Read More

Bail denied to journalist who reported fake encounter at Modenar


Prabhat Singh Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, MCRC no.2517/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The case of the prosecution is that the applicant has collected Rs…. Read More

Shahnawaz Choudhary’s custodial death to be investigated by the CBI, Delhi High Court Order


In the ongoing matter of Shahnawaz Choudhary’s custodial death in the month of September in New Delhi, the Delhi High Court has issued latest order on 3rd December’ 2015 and has disposed of the… Read More

‘Custodial deaths… a manifestation of the darker side of the guardians of civil liberties’: Delhi HC


Shanu Shahnawaz Choudhary, who intervened in a roadside fight, was first illegally confined and tortured by Delhi Police and eventually died in the custody. On the evening of 7th September ’2015,… Read More

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on plea to fix prisoners wages


Bandi Adhikar Andolan Bihar versus Union of India & Ors.
Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 210 of 2014

The petitioner organization is a network of individuals and social work groups… Read More

Arrested in Mauritius, Indian man moves Bombay high court over ‘extra’ time behind bars


An Indian national, who was arrested in 1998, convicted two years later by the Mauritius Supreme Court for possessing heroin and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment, moved the Bombay High Court… Read More

Report on National Consultation on Media Freedom & Law


The idea of this meeting was conceived quite some time back when the Human Rights Law Network did a series of meetings around the country on attacks on journalists 3 years ago. We found that… Read More

HRLN has filed a Special Leave Petition on behalf of thousands of innocent People who suffers illegal incarceration


Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) vs The State of West Bengal & Ors.

( SLP (Crl.) No. _____ of 2013)

The Petitioner had filed a Special Leave Petition against the impugned order of… Read More

National Consultation on Prison Legal Aid


National Consultation on Prison Legal Aid

13th -14th April’13


Overcrowding, understaffing, lack of adequate medical care, physical mistreatment of prisoners resulting in… Read More

Concerned Action (CAN) vs. Govt. of NCT & Ors., W.P. (C) No. 1490 of 2013


This petition was filed after various RTI responses were received from different jails in Tihar and Rohini, Delhi regarding the facilities and provisions for inmates with disabilities. The HRLN… Read More

Sudip Mukherjee –Versus- The State of West Bengal & Ors, (W.P. 18388 (W) of 2010, With W.P. 21558 (W) of 2007, With C.A.N. 9522 of 2008, With C.A.N. 8499 of 2010, With C.A.N. 1471 of 2012)


The High Court of Calcutta

HRLN Lawyers had filed a PIL demanding immediate shifting of the Juvenile Justice Boards which are functioning from Court premises. Functioning of JJBs in the same Court… Read More

Tihar inmate dies in custody due to the negligence & apathy of prison officials


Jose Abraham vs. Govt of NCT and Ors., W.P.(C)… Read More

Commonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI) vs. The State of West Bengal & Ors (W.P. 56 of 2013)


HRLN in collaboration with CHRI had been working on the rights of the prisoners in the State and in the course of the work a severe lacunae was exposed. It was noticed that in a number of districts,… Read More

Ramadhin Dubey -Versus- The State of West Bengal (C.R.R. 411 of 2013)


The High Court of Calcutta a revision was filed under Article 227 of the Constitution of India read with Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Brief facts of the Case:-On 26.06.2012 at around… Read More

MARG vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. (W.P. (C) 4425 of 2012)


High Court of Delhi

This petition was filed after the HRLN lawyers visiting Tihar jail became aware of various instances of torture and corrupt practices on prison premises. These specifically… Read More

Jose Abraham vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. (W.P. (C) No. 3146 of 2012)


In the High Court of Delhi – The petition was filed after one indigent undertrial prisoner died while in custody. The deceased Santosh Kumar had and existing medical condition when he was sent to… Read More

People’s Vigilance Committee for Human Rights and another vs. State of U.P. & Ors. Criminal Writ PIL No. 13160 of 2012


The High Court of Allahabad

The petition was filed after a prisoner died in custody due to medical negligence. An amount of compensation was prayed for in the petition on behalfof the wife of the… Read More

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