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Procedure for changing gender and name on official documents


This guide is created according to the state rules in Maharashtra, however, the procedure and formats provided may be used in other states.

Please find the guide attached. For any queries, write… Read More

HRLN receives a positive order in Mumbai regarding termination of pregnancy past the 20-week period


HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Mumbai on the 6th November 2017 regarding a petitioner’s need to terminate her pregnancy past the 20-week period mandated by the Medical… Read More

Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor


Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

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


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

Mumbai-City civil court refuses to injunct TISS students from protesting against the removal of fee waiver for OBC-NC students #injuTISS


Mumbai-City Civil Court Judge G. Aggarwal, hearing an application for interim relief by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), refused to direct the students to call off their agitation or… Read More

Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them


The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
Date of… Read More

Bombay High Court orders compensation for acid attack survivor Aarti Thakur


Aarti Thakur vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 4267 of 2014)

Aarti Thakur is the survivor of a gruesome acid attack that occurred in January, 2011. Aarti… Read More

Evicted, homes demolished, some sent far away, others left to perish: Development vs Lives


WP (L) No.3301 of 2017 – Sandeep Shivaji Shirke & Ors. v. Assistant Municipal Commissioner & Ors. And some other petitions filed for similarly displaced persons.

HRLN files petition seeking effective enforcement of Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities


This petition was filed seeking proper implementation of the Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities, in particular the provision mandating all local bodies to reserve… Read More

Bombay HC permits 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy


The Bombay High Court, on 9 January, permitted a 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy. The woman’s foetus was suffering from serious fatal abnormalities including absence of the… Read More

Status quo to be maintained on deforestation of any further forest areas in Gadchiroli district: Bombay HC


A letter was sent by the Up-Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, Dongargaon to the Senior most judge, High Court of Bombay at Nagpur seeking to prevent indiscriminate cutting of naturally grown forest trees… Read More

SC asks Maharashtra chief secy to pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of rivers damaged by pollution


Civil Appeal No(s).10582/2017 dated 14-11-2017

In a landmark order, the Supreme Court asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore — possibly the highest amount of… 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

Seeking a comprehensive policy and plan of action for diagnosis, treatment of hemophiliacs


Vinay Vijay Nair & Ors.    vs. Department of Health, Additional Secretary, State of Maharashtra & Ors. (PIL No. 58 of 2013)




This… Read More

Ex-communication and ill-treatment of Petitioner and his family by the ex-Sarpanch


Jagannath Malhare Waghmare & Ors, vs. The Collector, Raigad & Ors. ( Criminal PIL no. 37 of 2013)




This Petition was filed on behalf… Read More

SC remands previously dismissed writ petition on torture to Bombay high court


Sangita Vilas Ingle v. State of Maharashtra and Others (2017)2 SCC 728

This case involved serious allegations of infringement of right to life and liberty of the petitioner’s… Read More

Questioning the policy of the Indian Army regarding Officers with disabled children


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and Ors. [ SLP 351/2017], Hon’ble Supreme Court of India


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and… Read More

Acid attack survivors seek enhancement of the amount of compensation


Daulatbi Mohd. Hussain Khan & ORs (Petitioners) v. State of Maharashtra & Ors. (Writ Petition No.962 of 2016)




Single mother working for Maharashtra state services transferred after making sexual harassment complaint against co-worker


Neelam Yuvraj Vani vs. The Industrial Court, Mumbai & Ors, (Writ Petition No. 1940 of 2016)




The Petition seeks to assail the order… Read More

Canteen and office of association of Naval members sealed off without explanation


All India Naval Technical Supervisory vs. Naval Dockyard & Ors [Original Application No. 775/2016], Central Administrative Tribunal,… Read More

Application to challenge environmental and ecological degradation of the water bodies in Tarapur MIDC


Akhil Bharatiya Mangela Samaj & Ors. vs. Maharashtra  State Pollution Control Board & Ors. (Original Application No. 64 of 2016)




This Application… Read More

PIL to make the Mumbai Suburban Railways accessible for persons with disabilities


India Centre for Human Rights & Law & Ors. vs. The Union of India & Ors.

(PIL 27 of 2007)




The Petition came to be filed seeking to make the… Read More

Defending inclusion of life saving anti-diabetic and cardiovascular drugs under non-scheduled products to ensure they are available at low cost


Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance & Anr. V/S. Union of India & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 2700 of 2014)




This… Read More

Arbitrary withdrawal of freeship scheme for post matric medical students belongs to SC ST VJNT and OBC.


Dr. Prashant Chandekar and ors Versus Directorate of Medical Education and ors (Writ Petition No.  522 of 2017




This Petition  pertains to… Read More

Construction of wall by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in CRZ areas/areas affecting mangroves a breach of Environment Clearance terms


MCGM V/s NGT and Ors. – Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1720 of 2014

  at Bombay High Court



In this Petition that has been filed by the… Read More

Application challenging the construction of retaining wall on the basin of river Mithi


Jalbiradari and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.  (Appeal No. 7 of 2015 at National Green Tribunal principal bench New Delhi)



The following appeal… 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

PIL against rampant reclamation and destruction of wetlands in Mumbai


Vanashakti & Ors. vs. Union of India & Ors. ( PIL No. 87 OF 201 at High Court Of Judicature At Bombay)



This PIL challenged… 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

Bombay high court asks MHADA to increase quota for disabled from 2% to 3%


India Centre for Human Rights and Law & ors. Versus The State of Maharashtra & ors.

HRLN has filed a PIL in February 2009 against… Read More

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