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PILs and Cases

Jharkhand High Court delivers a landmark judgement in acid attack case

22/11/2019

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

Guwahati High Court delivers landmark judgement; Department of Health and Family Welfare to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Petitioner in Nagaland

18/11/2019

In a landmark judgement, The Department to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Moba Changkai, Monyakshu village, Nagaland.

Synopsis of the case: Mon District, the eastern part of Nagaland is one of the… Read More

Patna HC issues directions on issue of waterlogging in state capital

24/10/2019

Patna: In the last week of September, Patna received torrential rains which resulted in the death of 42 people. According to a release issued by the state disaster management department, Patna… Read More

Plea in SC highlights need for an increase in Blood Banks in India

24/10/2019

The Association of Rural Surgeons of India has filed a plea in the Supreme Court highlighting the access of blood transfusions to those lives are at risk in emergency health situations. In its plea,… Read More

Silencing Journalists in India

09/10/2019

New Delhi, October 3, 2019: The freedom of press is passing through a challenging phase in India with journalists are continued to be persecuted through cases and threats. A study – Silencing… Read More

Centre interfering with decisions of the censor board unconstitutional

27/09/2019

HRLN
New Delhi

The Delhi high court observed that the limited provision in the Cinematograph Act allowing the Centre to interfere with decisions rendered by the Censor Board is… Read More

When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)

27/09/2019

By Ujjaini Chatterji
Mumbai, September 27

Kashmir is a multi-layered topic. It is often becoming increasingly difficult for us to distinguish the legal nuances of the… Read More

Delhi HC quashes ‘LEAVE INDIA NOTICE’ to Pakistani Woman

07/09/2019

In Mohd. Javed & ANR versus Union of India & ANR, the Delhi High Court quashed the “LEAVE INDIA NOTICE” which was served upon Nausheen Naz on… Read More

Meeting on Forest Rights Act 31 August 2019 to 01 September 2019

31/08/2019

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) conducted a two-day meet of rights activists, lawyers and tribals to discuss issues pertaining to the effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act. The… Read More

Restriction and Prohibition of freedom of speech are not inter-changeable, Tripura High Court

12/08/2019

HRLN

New Delhi: The Tripura High Court on 8 August observed that there is a distinction with regard to ‘restriction’ and ‘prohibition’ which expressions cannot be said to be… Read More

HRLN looks at key legislations passed in the 2019 Monsoon session

08/08/2019

HRLN

The Monsoon session of the Parliament – which concluded on Wednesday – has the distinction of passing the Read More

Delhi HC dismisses plea to ban Sonakshi Sinha- starrer on sex clinics

07/08/2019

HRLN

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court dismissed a plea that sought to prevent the release of the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Khandaani Shafakhana observing that the movie was… Read More

SUPREME COURT UPLHELD THE DIRECTIONS OF ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT ON POLICE ENCOUNTERS

29/07/2019

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld the judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in which the High Court gave directions with respect to the procedures to be followed in investigating police… Read More

A Critique of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

26/07/2019

Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti and founder of Transvision. Sammera Jagirdar, Assistant Professor, Department… Read More

Implementation of Forest Rights

18/07/2019

A PIL was filed by wildlife activists in 2008 challenging the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act. On 13th February, 2019, the Supreme Court ordered that all persons whose claims are… Read More

Bonded labourers rescued from Haryana Brick Kiln

02/07/2019

After receiving a tip-off, bonded labourers – including women and children were rescued from a brick kiln in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The labourers who were… Read More

12 trafficked tribal children rescued from Una Himachal Pradesh

30/06/2019

Minors from the tribal belts of Assam and Tripura in the NorthEastern states of India were trafficked to work at restaurants and hotels in Una, Himachal Pradesh…. Read More

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights

09/05/2019

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights and awarded the founder of HRLN Dr. Colin Gonsalves the “Champion of Human Rights”…. Read More

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”

08/05/2019

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”.

The division bench… Read More

Supreme Court orders to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on “Edesmetta massacre 2013 in Chhattisgarh ”

04/05/2019

The honourable Supreme Court ordered to constitute a Special Investigation team (SIT) of the CBI officials not belonging to Chhattisgarh cadre to investigate the Edesmetta massacre of May 2013 where… Read More

High Court of Chhattisgarh orders release of life convicts after completion of their sentence

02/05/2019

Amarnath Pandey vs. State of Chhattisgarh

The petition was filed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh for grant of remission and release of life convicts who have undergone jail sentence of… Read More

After 5 days of struggle, 39 trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Faridabad brick kiln site

22/04/2019

After five days of struggle, around 39 bonded labourers who in January 2019 were trafficked from Chhatisgarh to a brick kiln site in Faridabad were freed today.

These labourers were bonded in the… Read More

Nanital HC orders local authorities to rehabilitate rescued labourers in a five-year-old case

22/04/2019

At least 18 bonded labourers, who were rescued in 2014 from Mogga district in Punjab, let out a huge sigh of relief after the Nanital High Court ordered the local authorities to ensure their… Read More

HC directs Union of India to pay 5 lakh each to two petitioners

11/04/2019

Imphal, April 11 2019: A judgement order issued by the High Court of Manipur today, directed the Union of India to provide Rs 5 lakh each to one Laishram Prema Devi and one Seram Sunita Devi as… Read More

Judgement on the petition filed by AJAY MAKAN and ORS

18/03/2019

Justice S. MURALIDHAR, J. VIBHU BAKHRU, J. have given judgement on 18th March 2019 on the petition filed by AJAY MAKEN & ORS.( W.P(C) 11616 ) IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI .

“IN… Read More

Rescued dalit trafficked workers from Ambala, Haryana

22/02/2019

The National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) rescued Around 56 bonded labourers belonging from the backward community that were trafficked… Read More

Student leader Thokchom Veewon, charged with Sedition, granted bail by Imphal Court

19/02/2019

Student leader Thokchom Veewon was picked up from Delhi on February 14th and charged with Sedition. The activist has been vocal in his protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the… Read More

Pregnant woman denied medical care in Kashmir, forced to deliver on the street which caused the death of her child

16/02/2019

Note: The political crisis in Kashmir relegates the other human rights violations faced by civilians in the state on a daily basis. We hope the crisis is resolved so the state can start focusing on… Read More

Acid attack survivor in Assam gets due compensation and medical care after a 7 year long struggle

12/02/2019

The petitioner was thrown acid upon allegedly by her husband on 5th November, 2012 at her village in Nagaon District of Assam. She received treatment at Guwahati and had remained admitted in the… Read More

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