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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

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

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

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

8 bonded labourers, two among them women, rescued in Bharuch, Gujarat.

07/02/2019

As part of the continuous national campaign to abolish the slavery and to rescue bonded labourers across India, a rescue team led by the National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour… Read More

Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves condemns arrest of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha

28/12/2018

The Annual General Body Meeting 2018(AGM 2018) of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) was held at Rajasthan from 19th December to 23rd December 2018. It was attended by many lawyers and activists… Read More

47 trafficked bonded laborers rescued from MS Brick kiln Mehsana district of Gujarat

27/12/2018

A team led by National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) along with district magistrate (Mehsana district Gujarat), Tehsildar, officials from labour department and police… Read More

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

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: 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

Manipur fake encounter cases: SC dismisses the writ petition for recusal of judges

12/11/2018

The Supreme Court on November 12, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Lourembam Deben Singh & others v. Union of India & Ors. etc. and Raj Kumar Brojen & Ors. v. Union of India.

The writ petition… Read More

Racial discrimination against NE people: SC sets one week deadline for Central govt to submit action taken report

27/10/2018

The Supreme Court on 26th October had set a one week deadline for the Central Government to submit action taken and action plan report within a week.

The Bench of the Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice… 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

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

National Security Act withdrawn against Bhim Army founder Chandrshekhar

14/09/2018

A day before the hearing of the case in Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday withdrew the National Security Act (NSA) against Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar, who was in jail… Read More

After HRLN’s files PIL, health ministry issues Gazette notification on implementation of HIV & AIDS Act, 2017

12/09/2018

More than a year after Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act received assent from President of India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has… Read More

2007, 2008 riots: SC issues notice to Odisha govt over compensation disbursement

07/09/2018

The Supreme Court acting on a contempt petition filed by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) on Friday (7th September) issued notice to Odisha Chief Secretary to grant additional relief to the victims of… Read More

HRLN files PIL seeking implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 for treatment of thalassemia patients

03/09/2018

Human Rights Law Network filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL), in the Supreme Court of India on Friday (31st August) under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, seeking strict… Read More

Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case

24/08/2018

The Delhi High Court on 24.08.2018 passed Final Order & Judgment in an Criminal Appeal filed by Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar and Anubha Rastogi of Human Rights Law Network on behalf of the Victims of… Read More

Bhim army founder Chandrashekhar challenges his detention by the UP govt: SC issues notices to state, Saharanpur DM

11/08/2018

Chandrashekhar @ Ravan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh Special Leave Petition (Crl) 26284/2018 in the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the state of Uttar… Read More

Begging in the national capital no longer to be a crime: Delhi HC declares anti-begging provisions unconstitutional

08/08/2018

The Delhi high court on August 8, 2018, decriminalised begging in the state, striking down several provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959) as… Read More

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