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Jharkhand High Court delivers a landmark judgement in acid attack case


Sonali Mukherjee, a resident of village Bhelatand, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, was thrown acid at by three men who used to stalk and disturb her. In that attack not only… Read More

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Dhanbad- Md. Mumtaz Ansari-… Read More

Yet another starvation death in Jharkhand due to lack of Aadhaar card: HRLN, civil society groups conduct probe


On July 24, a starving 39-year-old man in Jharkhand breathed his last after months of suffering. He and his family, who belonged to a ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group’ (PVTG), were too poor… Read More

Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand HC grants bail to 8 out of 11 murder accused


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

News: Two islamic scholars beaten by a mob in Jharkhand for refusing to chant praises to Hindu gods


Two Islamic scholars, Maulana Azharul Islam and his brother Maulana Imran, were brutally beaten with hockey sticks last night after Taraweeh prayer by an extremist mob for refusing to chant praises… Read More

Update on PIL seeking improvement of Jharkhand schools: HC directs state to finish infrastructure construction


The High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi released an order dated 8th January, 2018 in relation to the Read More

498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur


A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in October 2017 in Jharkhand High Court for direction to the respondents/state for the implementation of RTE Act and Hon’ble Supreme Court 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

Sexual assault survivor escapes shelter home in Jharkhand, missing thereafter


Kalyani Kandar Meena v. The State of Jharkhand  and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 4628 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

Sahdeo Khaskel, a night guard at SSEP found a semi… Read More

A minor girl from Jharkhand missing since 2012


Jamuni Devi Vs State of Jharkhand &Ors [W.P.(Cr)No. 268/2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

A criminal writ petition was filed by the petitioner to seek justice for… Read More

PIL on high flouride content in drinking water in Bodra village, Jharkhand


Inam Ahmed v. Union of India and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3204 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

A public interest litigation stating that the State of Jharkhand has high… Read More

Petition against paramilitary forces occupying government school premises in Jharkhand


Rajesh Ranjan v. Union of India and ors. [W.P (PIL) 6095 of 2016]

School buildings namely Nav Prathmaik Vidyalay, Chirudih and Karanpura College, Barkagaon Block; Dadi Kalan… Read More

Children not receiving regular mid-day meals in Jharkhand


Gulab Chandra Prajapati v.  Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 2214 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner who is also a social activist and the… Read More

PIL for the strict implementation of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 to prevent damage of the livelihood of hawkers


National Hawker Federation, Ranchi v. The Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3096 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner’s organization was… Read More

Jharkhand high court okays 25% reservation for disadvantage kids in private schools


Rajan Kumar Singh versus Union of India and ors.
L.A. No. 5625, 5746 & 5918 of 2014
P.I.L. No. 3731 of 2014

HRLN had filed an FIR for the education of disadvantaged children in… Read More

Jharkhand High Court issues order in Petition on High Maternal Mortality Rates in Jharkhand


RANCHI (PRESS RELEASE) – On 2nd April 2013, the High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi ordered the State Respondents to submit a report and account for the high number of maternal deaths in the Public… Read More

The High Court of Jharkhand Issues Notices in All India Progressive Women’s Association vs. Jharkhand (WP (C) 7032/2012, Gives Union of India, State of Jharkhand, 4 weeks to account for maternal deaths in Godda District, Jharkhand


1 February 2013 – RANCHI – The Honorable High Court of Jharkhand has issued notices to the Centre and State Respondents and demanded replies regarding the high maternal mortality rate in Godda… Read More

Sunita kerketa Versus State of Jharkhand WP(HBCr) 35/2012 (Filed on 30-01-2012 Disposed of on 8-02-2012)


While construction of a Health Center at a distant and outside area of village place instead of where it was approved by the contractors in Garhwa District of Jharkhand, the villagers informed to… Read More

PUCL and Sanyukt Basti Samiti vrs State of Jharkhand


W.P.(PIL) No 1076/2011 (I.A. No. 1122/ 2011)

By this Public Interest Litigation the High Court passed an order to remove all kinds of encroachments from public lands. Resulting Thousand housed in… Read More

Tribal girl trafficked from Jharkhand to Delhi rescued


Barnawas Kacchap Vs. State of Jharkhand and others – W.P.(Habeas Corpus) No. 424/ 2010

This writ was filed for the rescue and to produce before court of one tribal girl Pramila Kachhap. She was… Read More

Seeking legal remedies for women, children living below poverty line in Jharkhand


Kalyani Meena Vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition No.: 5511/2008

HRLN filed this PIL on the 21/02/2008, in order to bring legal remedies for women and children who are living… Read More

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