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    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

    HRLN’s Kolkata unit forms a strong alliance with the transgender community in West Bengal

    20/07/2018

    HRLN started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on… Read More

    Delhi HC offers interim relief to dyslexic student who was denied opportunity to apply for bank position

    16/07/2018

    W.P.(C) 5030/2018 & CM No. 19388/2018
    ROHAN GUPTA Vs STATE BANK OF INDIA & Ors

    Rohan Gupta is a dyslexic disabled student who wanted to apply for the examination for the… Read More

    Wayanad: Kerala high court stops National Highways dept from evicting rural street vendors

    05/06/2018

    WP(C) 17377/2018

    Recently the National Highway department started forcefully evicting rural street vendors working beside the NH 766 in Wayanad district in Kerala. The authority… Read More

    Madhya Pradesh: Court grants compensation to Dalit man attacked with acid

    05/06/2018

    Nandlal Malviya v. State of MP & Others
    WRIT PETITION NO (PIL) 19968/2017

    This case is pertaining to a Dalit man namely Nandlal who became a victim of the gruesome crime of acid… Read More

    Letter to the Governor and summary of the Indian people’s tribunal on the issues of tribal land and alienation under LTR in Telangana

    22/05/2018

    To
    His Excellency Governor
    The State of Telangana
    Hyderabad
    Dear Hon’ble Your Excellency,

    Sub: Report of Indian Peoples’ Tribunal on LTR Cases in Scheduled Areas of
    Telangana-… Read More

    Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances

    15/05/2018

    Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
    Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

    The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

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