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PILs and Cases

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Court passes prison improvement measures for ensuring safety of inmates, such as CCTV footage recording and regular medical check-ups for inmates


Case title: Neria Ben David vs State of Goa

Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, seeking relief against the barbaric acts of the Jail… Read More

Petition demanding transfer of investigation of deceased rape victim aged 20 to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) .


Surat Singh v. State of Haryana

The writ petition of Surat Singh v. State of Haryana demands the investigation of rape and murder of Kaffi Devi, aged 20 to be… Read More

Naga People’s Movement of Human Rights vs Union of India


(Note: Colin Gonsalves ceased to be a Director of the Human Rights Law Network (SLIC) a long time ago. However, our founder continues to inspire us and he is closely related to HRLN on pro bono… 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

Punjab HC directs State Government to award compensation to orphans


Baby Kajal and another Vs. State of Punjab

Baby Kajal and her brother Badal at the relevant time i.e. in the year 2013 were 6 and 4 years old respectively. Their… Read More

Compensation for illegal detention and assault in custody


Padmanabahan Vs State of Kerala

Padmanabahan is a member of Kuruma tribe residing at Pulpally in Wayanad. He was taken into custody by the forest officials alleging he… Read More

Punjab HC directs the State Government to award Compensation for Acid-Attack Survivor


Jaspinder Kaur Vs. State of Punjab

Jaspinder Kaur is 19 years old college going girl who lost her father many years ago. Taking advantage of her vulnerable status a boy started… Read More

SC Commutes Death Sentences of 15 Convicts to Life Imprisonment


Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors., (2014) 3 SCC 1

In this case, the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of 15 prisoners on death row to life imprisonment. The Supreme… Read More

Manipur HC directs payment of compensation in various fake encounters by armed forces


Guangbi Dangmei Vs The Union of India & 4 others (WP(C) 943/2014)

The petitioner’s son was killed in a fake encounter by the 10th Assam Rifles. After initiating a judicial… 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

Court orders Rs 5 lakh as compensation to kin of 18-year-old killed in fake encounter by army


Mr. Guangbi Dangmei Versus Union of India through the Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence and 4 others ( WP(C) No 943 of 2014) High Court of Manipur, India

This is… Read More

Sexual violence, physical assault, looting of property and destruction of property by the security forces consisting of CoBRA, CRPF, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the local police in the villages of Pedagallur, Chhattisgarh


Kadati Sushila and Ors. V State of Chhattisgarh WPCR/54/17, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The petitioners herein are victims of sexual violence, physical assault,… 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

Woman files FIR against her husband for committing rape, fraud, cheating, assault, torture and trying to poison her


Smti Moyi Nyori Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & ors [WP(C) No. 01(AP) 2017] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent Branch Itanagar

Smti Moyi Nyori Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh, have filed… Read More

Tragic case of Madkam Hidme’s fake encounter, her mother Lakshmi’s fight for justice continues


Madkam Hidme versus State of Chhattisgarh & Ors, Writ Petition (Cr) No. 144 of 2016, High Court of Chhattisgarh

The Petitioner is the state convener of the political party Aam… Read More

Petition to transfer the investigation of politically motivated crimes to an independent body


Fatima Nafees versus NCT Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU):

Mr. Najeeb Ahmed, son of the Petitioner, aged 27 years and a student of MSc. Biotechnology (1st Year)… Read More

Dalit woman fights for a fair investigation into her husband’s murder at the hands of upper caste men


SB criminal Misc. petition No. 1687/2016 filed by a widow lady belonging to Schedule Caste Bairwa investigate the death of her husband.
It is contended that death of husband of petitioner Banwari… Read More

SC Acquits Person on Death Row


Dhal Singh v. State of Chhattisgarh, (2016) 16 SCC 701

Dhal Singh was accused of killing his wife and children, in view of the fact that Dhal Singh was the only one who was inside the… Read More

Woman belonging to a scheduled caste gangraped, prosecutrix on the case abducted


Petitioner Rajesh Jatav Vs State of Rajasthan [D.B. HABEAS CORPUS PETITION NO. 204/2016] Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan at Jaipur bench Jaipur.

Victim, Rajesh… Read More

Petition for Compensation to be awarded for the negligence of State authorities


Samson John v. State of Kerala & others

The petitioner’s minor daughter, a ‘hyper active autistic’ child died under suspicious circumstances while in Vimukthi special school. It was… Read More

Writ Petition filed to provide Assistance to an Indian citizen held in Foreign Custody


Nuzaifa Beevi vs. Ministry of External Affairs & Ors.

This case was filed by the petitioner before the Honble High Court, Ernakulam seeking legal aid for her daughter. Here the… Read More

Supreme Court passes landmark judgement seeking detailed reports on alleged fake encounters in Manipur


(W.P. (CRL.) 129 OF 2012
(Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) & Anr. Versus Union of India & Anr)

The Supreme Court in the matter dealing with… Read More

Case of Domestic Violence in Itanagar


Mrs Yodam Tatin Nityan & others Vs the State of arunachal Pradesh & ors [CRL.Ptn no.35 (AP) 2016] In Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

The applicants in this… Read More

Bail denied to journalist who reported fake encounter at Modenar


Prabhat Singh Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, MCRC no.2517/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The case of the prosecution is that the applicant has collected Rs…. Read More

Woman harassed and murdered by in-laws for giving birth to girls: FIR registered under section 306


Sanjay Vs SHO Kalyanpuri

The deceased Usha’s marriage was on 11/07/2011. It was alleged that husband family was ill-treating her for want of dowry as well as giving birth to two… Read More

8 lac compensation to the family of the sewage worker who died from suffocation inside a sewer chamber and contractor banned for 7 years


Public Interest Litigation No. 21728 of 2015 “Abhijit Chaterji Vs. Sate of U.P. & Others.


A news report was published in a daily Hindi & English News Paper on… Read More

Manipur high court orders Union of India, BSF to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to BSF firing victim


Smt. Ningthoujam Ongbi Sunibala Devi versus Union of India & 3 others

(W.P. (C) No 75 of 2008)

In a judgment delivered by a division bench comprising of the Hon’ble Chief… Read More

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