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HRLN’s Response to Delhi Riots


When Delhi riots broke out on the 24th of February, an Advocate and a Social Activist from HRLN immediately reached Chand Bagh to assist people who were stranded and… Read More

Transgender consultation report


Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) organised a consultation to discuss the legal support needed for accessing transgender rights on 14th of February 2018 at its office in New Delhi. The symposium was a… Read More

Dissent and the law


The aim of the meeting was to understand and learn from the diverse experiences we as active citizens and legal practitioners have had while working in different… Read More

Law of Sedition in India and Freedom of Expression, by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India


Valedictory address by Hon’ble Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India, at the workshop of lawyers, organised by praleen Public Charitable Trust and Lecture Committee at Ahmedabad,… Read More



(This is the first case in Kerala challenging the lack of transgender policy in Calicut University and the denial of changing the gender and name in the certificate of… Read More



The Petitioner is a person having 50% disability on account of vision impairment. He has successfully completed bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kerala… Read More

Lynching Case anticipatory bail cancelled


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

Lesbian daughter protected


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

Sentence Condoned after fourteen years


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

Rapist denied bail for his atrocities on a disabled lady


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

University forced to change admission form for Transgender Lady


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

Calcutta High Court Grants Protection to mother and disabled Daughter


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

Further investigation in Activist Molestation Case


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

IPTs findings


On the 2nd of November 2016 an Independent People’s Tribunal was convened to look at the state of implementation of the 2014 pathbreaking judgment of the Supreme… Read More

Aligarh Muslim University Violence Case – Allahabad High Court Order


After nationwide protests erupted against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 which is ultra vires the Constitution of India in violation of the secular fabric of India,… Read More

Preliminary Fact Finding Report into the events of 15th and 16th December, 2019 at Aligarh Muslim University


A three member fact-finding team comprising of Advocate Aman Khan, Advocate Fazal Abdali and Advocate Fawaz Shaheen reached Aligarh Muslim University around 4 in the morning on 16-12-19. We entered…

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

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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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



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



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



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

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