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Child marriage was stopped in Rajasthan

13/12/2018

A team from department of woman and child development on December 13 (Thursday night) intervened and stopped a child marriage in Upli village in Rajasthan. Officials said that the department was… Read More

Govt. order barring primitive tribal groups from availing family planning facilities quashed by Court

12/12/2018

A 1979 government order and its subsequent amendment of 2017 which barred persons from primitive tribal groups (officially labelled as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups- PVTG – which includes… Read More

M.A. Antony @ Antappan v. State of Kerala

12/12/2018

The Court commuted the death sentence awarded to the petitioner in the Review Petition while giving consideration to the socio-economic factors concerning the… Read More

Cases of Prisoners on Death Row

12/12/2018

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

Migrant domestic worker rescued after being held captive for two years

05/12/2018

Sarika Bai (name changed), a 25 year old, was trafficked from Orissa two years ago to Delhi on the pretext of a job and was employed by a family in Patel Nagar.

The employers didn’t allow her to… Read More

Defending the Defenders: Guwahati meeting

05/12/2018

SYNOPSIS
“Defending the Defenders”, a meeting between lawyers and journalists was held on the 5th of December at the Guwahati Office of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an organization… Read More

Gujarat court gives life sentence to 11 accused in lynching case

03/12/2018

On September 13, 2012, 11 men gathered outside the house of 27-year-old Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit man, locked him inside, poured kerosene and set the house on fire, burning him to death.
Six years… Read More

Chhanu Lal Verma v. The State of Chattigarh

28/11/2018

The Apex Court held that the High Court has erroneously confirmed death penalty without correctly applying the law laid down in Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab, Machi… Read More

Delhi High Court grants relief to 297 Press Trust of India employees fired overnight

27/11/2018

Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 27.11.2018 granted interim relief to 297 employees who had been retrenched overnight by the Press Trust of India vide Notice dated 29.9.2018. These employees span across… Read More

Case of abandoned NRI brides: Supreme Court issues notice to the state

21/11/2018

Desertion of NRI brides

The issue arises when these NRI men marry Indian women and then abandon them after dowry extraction and sexual exploitation. The wives are often deserted at crucial stages… Read More

Defending the Defenders: Bangalore meeting

17/11/2018

SYNOPSIS

This initiative is a response to the grave and growing challenges to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and the right to dissent. Journalists, bloggers, authors,… Read More

Another minor rescued as bonded labour from Shalimar Bagh, second in two months

26/10/2018

As part of the continuous national campaign to eradicate the bonded labour and to rescue bonded labours across India, a team comprising of social activist Mr. Nirmal Gorana, Convener of National… Read More

Locked in room by her employers: Minor girl working as bonded labour rescued, FIR registered

17/10/2018

For a 17-year-old girl, who was locked in a room as a bonded labour, freedom came knocking on the doors of her employers after a team of Delhi Police, National Campaign Committee for Eradication of… Read More

Forced to marry her maternal uncle: SC directs J&K Police to ensure girl’s safety

12/10/2018

The Supreme Court on 12th October issued an order to Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police in a Habeas Corpus Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution by Ms. Seema Bhoria for… Read More

Why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in Punjab & Haryana: HC

11/10/2018

Chandigarh:

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to Centre, Punjab, and Haryana governments seeking a reply on why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in the two northern… Read More

SC stays Allahabad HC’s closure order of cafe operated by acid attack survivors

11/10/2018

Setting aside the order of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow bench) which upheld the shutting down of ‘Sheroes Hangout’ cafe in Lucknow (run by Acid Attack survivors) as per the decision of the Uttar… Read More

Delhi HC directs media houses to remove all inflammatory content defaming missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

10/10/2018

In Fatima Nafees versus TOI and others, the Delhi High Court has directed all the Defendants to retract all the articles and video clips from their websites and also remove YouTube… Read More

Delhi High Court allows CBI to file closure report on Najeeb’s disappearance

08/10/2018

In a great blow to the family of the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Najeeb Ahmed along with friends, students, teachers, and citizens who have been fighting to #BringNajeebBack the Delhi… Read More

Manual scavenging: Delhi HC pulls state, local agencies; seeks action taken report

08/10/2018

In an interim order, the Delhi High Court on 4th October gave directions to state and local agencies to comply with guidelines set by Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their… Read More

Letter to Colin Gonsalves from Badol farazi; a Bangladeshi citizen, who was trapped in an Indian jail for 10 years

04/10/2018

Badol Farazi, a Bangladeshi migrant, was arrested from the Benapole Immigration checkpost in 2008 on charges of a murder, he could not tell the relevant authorities that he was not the person they… Read More

Lawyer Shreeji Bhavsar speaks on the sexual assault and murder of 15 year old girl in Dholpur, Rajasthan #BetiBachao

04/10/2018

Rajasthan High Court, on September 25th, 2018, issued notice to the state government and CBI in case of sexual assault and murder of 15-year-old a minor girl in Dholpur district, Rajasthan. According… Read More

In the news: Bombay HC asks BMC to consider setting up a permanent medical boards to deal with medical termination of pregnancy cases

03/10/2018

Bombay HC asked BMC to consider setting up a permanent medical board in its hospitals to deal with medical termination of pregnancy cases.
A bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Mahesh Sonak was hearing… Read More

Court directs compensation to couple defrauded by medical centre, doctors who pretended to “cure” HIV

28/09/2018

Dharampal Singh & Chandro Devi vs Ayuna Herbal Healthcare & Ors

Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-X, Case no 612/2009
Order dated May 9, 2018

The complainants, a married… Read More

Manual scavenging case: Delhi high court reprimands state govt for failing to provide relief to rescued bonded labourer

26/09/2018

Nirmal Gorana & Anr vs State NCT of Delhi & Ors
Writ petition (Crl) 3177/2017

In 2007, HRLN’s initiave against bonded labour and trafficking, the National Campaign Committee… Read More

SC passes directs Union, states to ensure treatment, education and equality for persons affected by leprosy

25/09/2018

Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition (Civil) 767/2014

This writ petition, filed in 2014, had brought the Supreme Court’s attention… Read More

Trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh

22/09/2018

A women and minor girl, who were working as bonded labourers in a house in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, were rescued in a daring effort by National Campaign Committee for the Eradication of Bonded… Read More

HRLN impact | Gurgaon court convicts man who threw acid on minor boy

21/09/2018

After Human Rights Law Network intervention, justice finally arrived for a minor male child — who was abducted and attacked with acid in 2016 — after the Gurgaon Court on 17 September, 2018,… Read More

Bombay high court allows woman in her 30th week of pregnancy to undergo an abortion

21/09/2018

The Bombay high court allowed a 33-year-old woman, who is in her 30th week of pregnancy, to undergo an abortion as a medical test had revealed that the foetus has a developmental birth defect.
A… Read More

Procedure for changing gender and name on official documents

19/09/2018

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

High Court issues notice to media houses in the defamation case filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother #BringBackNajeeb

19/09/2018

Fatima Nafees versus Bennette Coleman and Co, & Ors.

The Delhi High Court on September 20th admitted the Civil Defamation suit filed against prominent media houses (Times of… Read More

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