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Patna HC issues directions on issue of waterlogging in state capital


Patna: In the last week of September, Patna received torrential rains which resulted in the death of 42 people. According to a release issued by the state disaster management department, Patna… Read More

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”


The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”.

The division bench… Read More

Patna HC directs Integrated Child Development Scheme Director to probe non-implementation of scheme in village


Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.15748 of 2017
Dhauli Devi vs The State of Bihar through its Chief Secretary & Ors

In this case, the petitioner, Dhauli Devi had approached the… Read More

Patna high court issues notice to check state facilities being provided in blind schools


Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs The Union of India & Ors

The petition was filed with the backdrop of a huge gap in school-enrolled children in Bihar. During the… Read More

Petition for the Legal Recognition of Transgenders


Sangeeta Hijra vs. The State Of Bihar & Ors.

Petitioner is a transgender person and her voter identity card dated 06.08.2013 issued by the election commission of India mentions… Read More

Case filed to counter the Social Evil of Child Marriage


Devika Biswas Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.

The petitioner along with a team of activists visited Gaya District Bihar from August 8th to 18th 2014 (Annexure – 1) during this… Read More

Survey conducted of Government schools in Bihar


Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs. U.O.I & Ors.

This PIL was filed to issue order or direction by the court to conduct household survey of children upto 14 years in… Read More

Lack of emergency facilities at AIIMS Patna


Devika Biswas vs. Union of India and Ors.

AIIMS- Patna presently is operational without any emergency services from more than last two year and in cases of emergency the Patients… Read More

Petition against the breach of Medical Confidentiality


Most. Sohila Kunwar vs. The State Of Bihar & Ors.

The Petitioner was a destitute who has been thrown out of her matrimonial house after the death of her husband and who barely… Read More

State government questioned for non-functioning TB Centres


Sanjeet Singh vs. State of Bihar and Others.

The non-availability of spirit to the government operated T.B. Centres across the State has virtually stalled the functioning of the… Read More

Implementation of the NALSA Judgment


Reshma Prasad @ Ramesh Prasad vs. The Union of India & Ors.

When under the Integrated Counseling & Testing Center (ICTC) programme if a male is preferably counseled by a male… Read More

PIL filed for the Maintenance of Medical Infrastructure


Umda Devi vs. Union of India

The CD-4 machine is a vital component and instrumental in ascertaining the level of HIV+ infection of a PLHA. Depending upon the report of CD-4 count… Read More

Patna HC orders state to probe denial of maternal healthcare, finds data inadequate



On March 11th 2014, the High Court of Judicature at Patna held that the State of Bihar had not satisfied information requirements concerning the state of affairs in… Read More

Supreme Court issues Notices to Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Bihar State Governments in Petition on Unethical and Unlawful Hysterectomies


18th March 2013, New Delhi – (PRESS RELEASE): The Supreme Court of India issued notices to respondent state governments in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Narendra Gupta vs. Union of India and… 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

Patna High Court ‘Not Satisfied’ with Bihar Government, Orders Quarterly Progress Reports on the NRHM implementation and Conditions of Public Health Care Facilities


PATNA- In the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) supported Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. Union of India and Others (CWJC-10724/2011),the High… Read More

Forced Sterilization and Family Planning



W.R. No.(s) 95/2012

2nd April 2012 | Reproductive Rights Unit | Supreme Court | Forced sterilization of females in Bihar

On 2nd April 2012, on behalf of petitioner… Read More

The insensitive practice of Sterilisation ‘Drives’: A case from Bihar


The irresponsible and target driven practice of ‘sterilization camps’ in India have resulted into an incident which completely violated the women’s right to life as we witness in the case,… Read More

Mass Hysterectomy : Dr. Narendra Gupta vs. Union of India & Others; Supreme Court of India, Writ Petition (Civil) 131/2013


Dr. Narendra Gupta, a public health expert conducted a fact-finding on hysterectomies in Dausa District, Rajasthan and collected documentation of similar practices in Bihar and Chhattisgarh. Human… 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

Patna HC asks PMCH superintendent: Do you want to go to jail?


PATNA: Patna high court on Tuesday directed the PMCH superintendent to reimburse the expenses incurred by a person living with AIDS.

Hearing a writ petition of the person, who was allegedly denied… Read More

Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) Vs The State of Bihar & Ors


Bihar has a population of 83 million with the highest level of people living below the poverty line (40% of the population). Bihar’s MMR rate is 371.

HRLN conducted a fact finding in July 2008,… Read More

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