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PILs and Cases

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Calcutta High Court Grants Protection to mother and disabled Daughter

03/02/2020

harmitha a disabled lady had approached the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta owing to repeated instances of Harassment by some local miscreants. She resides in the… Read More

Lesbian daughter protected

03/02/2020

A lesbian lady was threatened by her mother and daughter. As she is in a relationship with another lady, her family threatened to rape her. The High Court at Calcutta,… Read More

Rapist denied bail for his atrocities on a disabled lady

03/02/2020

A Division Bench of the High Court at Calcutta, had denied bail to the petitioner for committing rape upon a disabled lady. The Court saw that the accused was an aged… Read More

Further investigation in Activist Molestation Case

03/02/2020

An aspiring journalist and activist was assaulted and molested by several persons for trying to prevent the cutting of a tree. The Police had already submitted Charge Sheet under Section… Read More

Lynching Case anticipatory bail cancelled

03/02/2020

A lady was assaulted by 14 persons over a trivial issue that dust from her house was irritating her neighbours. The miscreants assaulted her and made her immobile. The… Read More

Sentence Condoned after fourteen years

03/02/2020

Smt Pyne, was a victim of domestic violence. One night when her abusive husband was assaulting her, she had attacked him in such a manner where he had died. She was in… Read More

University forced to change admission form for Transgender Lady

03/02/2020

Alia Sk, a transgender lady wanted to pursue her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, was unable to fill up her form owing to the fact that the university only had male and… Read More

Transgender activist Ranjita Sinha on working with HRLN

27/08/2018

Ranjita Sinha, Trangender activist, Founder, Gokhale road bandhan, All Trans and Hijras in Bengal on Transgender Activism in West Bengal and the relationship between the transgender community in… Read More

West Bengal District Lawyers

23/08/2018

Contact our District Lawyers for cases in the following districts. In case you are not able to reach our district lawyers, write to spinto@hrln.org

Monica Barman – Darjeeling -… Read More

Acid Attack Survivors in conversation on the journey after the attack. (Spoken in Bengali)

15/08/2018

Sanchayata Yadav, Jhuma Santra, Sujata Swarnakar, Acid Attack Survivors in conversation on the journey after the attack. (Spoken in… Read More

HRLN’s Kolkata unit forms a strong alliance with the transgender community in West Bengal

20/07/2018

HRLN started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on… Read More

Central Administrative Tribunal (Kolkata) allows transgender UPSC candidate to apply offline since online form lacked ‘other’ gender option

27/02/2018

HRLN filed an Original Application in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, on the behalf of a transgender applicant who wanted to take the Civil Services examination conducted by the… Read More

Piyali Dutta vs State of West Bengal: Acid attack survivor granted compensation

17/02/2018

W.P. 26174 of 2014

The Petitioner, Piyali Dutta, is an acid attack survivor who had written to the Chief Secretary, State of West Bengal requesting for interim compensation of Rs…. Read More

PIL filed on the issue of misappropriation of funds in the course of implementation of scheme under MGNREGA

06/01/2018

Jagannath Soren Vs State Of West Bengal And Ors – PIL filed on the issue of misappropriation of funds in the course of implementation of scheme under MGNREGA (the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural… Read More

On approaching the High Court, BSNL supplies answer to RTI appeal two years after the original appeal

23/06/2017

Tapas Pal v. Assistant General Manager (Administration), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Others., W.P. 13949 of 2017 at the High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Tapas Pal has… Read More

HRLN, Kolkata, succeeds in obtaining order permitting Rohingya asylum seekers to stay in India

02/05/2017

State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

The four petitioners, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, and Sahara Khatoon… Read More

Court rectifies deportation order for Rohingya Refugee

02/05/2017

State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

The four Petitioners, namely, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, Sahara… Read More

Petition in Calcutta HC seeks compensation for acid attack survivors, points out defects in West Bengal Victim Compensation Scheme

10/03/2017

Jhuma Santra Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 26192/2015;Sanchayita Jadav Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 15181/2016; Janmenjoy Khan Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P…. Read More

Angura Bibi v State of West Bengal & Ors: Seeking compensation for acid attack survivor

15/02/2017

Angura Bibi Versus State of West Bengal & Ors
W.P. 25972(w) of 2016 at the High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Angura Bibi, is an acid attack survivor. After the acid attack… Read More

Acid attack survivor accorded financial assistance by Kolkata High Court

15/02/2017

Angura Bibi Versus State of West Bengal and Ors., W.P. 25972(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Angura Bibi, is an acid attack survivor. After the acid attack took… Read More

Minor Rohingya asylum seekers arrested in West Bengal categorised ‘child in need of care and protection’

25/01/2017

State v X, Child Welfare Committee

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of X (belonging to the Rohingya community from Myanmar), who… Read More

Rohingya Minor released after UNHCR grants him refugee status

25/01/2017

State v. Md. Juber Rahingi and Anr, Child Welfare Committee, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of… Read More

Kolkata High Court orders inclusion of ‘Other’ category in WBSSC exam

20/01/2017

Atri Kar v. State of West Bengal and Ors., O.A. No. 1201 of 2016, State Administrative Tribunal, West Bengal

The Applicant, Atri Kar, is a transgendered person, who was unable to… Read More

Monika Mondal v.State of West Bengal and Ors.W.P. 22924(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

21/12/2016

The Petitioner, Monika, is an acid attack survivor, who had written to the Chief Secretary, State of West Bengal requesting for interim compensation of Rs. 3 lakhs, pursuant to the acid attack. She… Read More

WB State Administrative Tribunal allows transgender woman to fill civil services application in ‘other’ category

16/07/2016

AtriKar v. State of West Bengal and Ors., O.A. No. 1201 of 2016, State Administrative Tribunal, West Bengal

The Applicant, Atri Kar, is a transgender who was unable to fill up the online… Read More

Acid attack survivor files petition asking for grant of disability certificates and financial aid

16/07/2016

Monika Mondal v.State of West Bengal and Ors.W.P. 22924(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Monika, is an acid attack survivor, who had written to the Chief… Read More

Calcutta high court directs police camp to be shifted from school

30/01/2015

Reiterating the fundamental right of children to education and observing that it is not at all a healthy and congenial atmosphere for the children to attend school where a Police Camp has been set… Read More

Petition filed to secure the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged people of Birbhum

28/11/2014

Rampurhat Nagarik Sangha Vs. The State Of West Bengal & Ors. – The petition is filed to secure the rights of the oppressed and underprivileged people of Birbhum. There have been widespread and… Read More

Petition for the immediate removal of police personnel and others from the Makhra Primary School and all other schools that have been similarly occupied in WB

13/11/2014

Rampurhat Nagarik Sangha Vs. The State Of West Bengal & Ors. – Petition for the immediate removal of police personnel and others from the Makhra Primary School and all other schools that have been… Read More

Writ filed against Police for their inaction and for directions to initiate criminal proceedings against the sexual assault perpetrators

16/10/2014

Jyotsna Bibi Vs State Of West Bengal- Despite of lodging written complaint of rape committed upon her, the Police did not take any action. Writ filed against Police for their inaction and for… Read More

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