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    In landmark judgement, the Supreme Court imposes complete ban on bullock cart races


    SLP (C) 4268 of 2013
    Khed Taluka Chalak Malak Sangh & Ors. Versus Smt. Gargi Gogoi & Ors.

    The Supreme Court has upheld the Bombay High Court Order dated 12.03.2012 and… Read More

    HRLN salutes the memory and legacy of Asghar Ali Engineer

    27/04/2014 |

    Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, legendary human rights, peace and anti-communal activist of India died in Mumbai on 14th May 13 after prolonged ailment. He was 74.
    Colin Gonsalves, Senior… Read More

    HRLN welcomes the Supreme Court decision to grant permanent bail to Soni Sori and Linga Kododopi


    HRLN along-with other Human Rights activists has been fighting long and hard to get justice for adivasi school teacher and Mr Linga. They can now visit Chhattisgarh.

    In a major relief to Ms. Sori,… Read More

    SC to examine fundamental rights violations resulting from India’s outdated MTP Act


    On 21 April 2014, the Supreme Court ordered the Union of India and the State of Maharashtra to respond to fundamental rights violations resulting from implementation of The Medical Termination of… Read More

    Delhi HC chief justice takes notice of police assault on advocate, directs crime branch to investigate


    Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar of Human Rights Law Network was abused and assaulted by Sub Inspector of Delhi Police at Police Station Sarita Vihar in the evening of 16.10.11 when he had gone there to get… Read More

    PIL filed in Allahabad High Court seeking accountability for Police brutality against disabled man


    Jhansi: To hold the government responsible for the violent and brutal police beating of a disabled man and his subsequent death, Bundelkand Viklang through the Human Rights Law Network, filed a… Read More

    SC allows disclosure of evaluated answer-sheets to examinee under RTI


    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court allowed disclosure of the answer-sheets to the examinee, under Right to Information (RTI) Act.
    The bench comprising Hon’ble Mr Justice RV Raveendran and… Read More

    Compensation Awarded through HRLN Manipur to Victim of Unjustified Killing by Assam Rifles


    The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench has disposed of a Writ Petition filed by Sagolshem Ongbi Latani Devi for unjustified killing of her husband Sagolshem Vikram Singh aged about 22 years, of Keirao… Read More

    Denial of rations to BPL people denial of Right to Food, Right to Life: Delhi HC


    In another landmark interim order, Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court reinforced the need for increased delivery and oversight of life-saving food and maternal health entitlements to the… Read More

    HRLN Advocate, Doma Bhutia’s work on maternal health in Sikkim was recently recognized


    The HRLN Reproductive Rights Unit is proud to announce that HRLN Advocate, Doma Bhutia’s work on maternal health in Sikkim was recently recognized in the December issue of “Talk Sikkim”! The article… Read More

    Delhi High Court issues groundbreaking order for pregnant destitute women


    Laxmi was a destitute, homeless woman who lived, gave birth, and died in the streets of Connaught Place, a neighbourhood in the heart of Delhi. On the 26th of July Laxmi delivered a baby girl… Read More

    Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families in Karol Bagh


    On Thursday, 28 July 2011, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families who had been living in the Karol Bagh area for the past 60 years. The demolition was… Read More

    Delhi HC orders urgent relief of food, shelter, healthcare at DDA demolition site


    The High Court of Delhi on March 25, 2011, ordered emergency relief of food, water, shelter, and health care services to be provided to 5,000 residents of Gayatri Colony (West Patel Nagar) who were… Read More

    Over 100 attendees convene for HRLN’s Mera Haq event


    In honour of the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) hosted Mera Haq: Surviving Pregnancy in India in New Delhi. Mera Haq brought together over 100… Read More

    HRLN petition in Supreme Court challenges criminalisation of abortions after 20th week of pregnancy


    Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors challenges the constitutional validity of section 3 (2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP Act).

    The MTP Act bans… Read More

    ‘Preventable maternal deaths are a human rights violation’: Delhi high court


    In a historic decision the Delhi High Court ordered compensation for violation of constitutional and reproductive rights of two impoverished women. The judgment will have immense health policy… Read More

    SC takes state govts to task, says they are bound to give dignified treatment to urban homeless


    The Supreme Court of India has passed an order-dated 05.05.10 in the historic PUCL V. Union of India, directing various State Governments for making massive scale arrangements for… Read More

    Supreme Court upholds right to employment of persons with cerebral palsy


    Syed Bashir-Ud-Din Qadri vs Nazir Ahmed Shah

    (Arising out of SLP(C)Nos.10669-70 of… Read More

    Haryana government pledges to audit all maternal deaths after HRLN intervention


    The Haryana government has pledged to carry out audits of all maternal deaths in the state in future. Following HRLN’s intervention, the Director for the National Rural Health Mission in Haryana has… Read More

    Supreme Court of India upholds the rights of persons with cerebral palsy to employment, calling for sensitive handling of cases of people with disability


    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on March 10th has upheld the rights of the persons with cerebral palsy to employment. Hon’ble Supreme Court observed about this case in its… Read More

    HRLN founder, Colin Gonsalves honoured by IIT, Bombay with Distinguished Alumnus Award


    At its 51st Foundation Day function, the famed engineering institution IIT Bombay felicitated one of its most distinguished alumni, Mr Colin H Gonsalves, Founder of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)… Read More

    Indian People’s Tribunal unanimously and vociferously rejects the entry of BT Brinjal in the country


    BT Brinjal will ultimately lead to economic subjugation of our farming community while having a catastrophic impact on our bio-diversity, soil fertility and human rights, points out worried farmers,… Read More

    Shri Irsayam & Others Vs Union of India & Others


    This case upholds the right of 7 Indonesian sailors to be repatriated to their country of origin where no grounds exist for denial of said right.

    Case Details and Status
    On 19… Read More

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