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    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

    A victory for LGBTQ+ rights: After HRLN intervention, Kerala HC lets lesbian couple live together

    28/09/2018

    Sreeja S vs the Commissioner of Police & ors

    WP(C) 372/2018

    The petitioner in the case was 40-year-old Sreeja S who filed a habeas corpus… 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

    Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court

    09/05/2018

    Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

    A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

    Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes

    09/04/2018

    Nirmal Gorana v Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors
    WP (Crl) 1011/2018

    This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

    SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years

    04/04/2018

    International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
    WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

    In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

    Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities

    03/04/2018

    NPRS v UoI & Ors
    W.P.(C) 2599/2018

    This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

    Transgender activist files petition in SC seeking provision of third gender option in PAN cards

    28/03/2018

    (Reshma Prasad versus Union of India)

    A social activist from Bihar, Reshma Prasad, has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India, seeking directions to the Union of India to… Read More

    Starvation deaths: Supreme Court to hear HRLN’s petition on linking of ration, Aadhaar cards

    26/03/2018

    Koili Devi & Ors vs Union of India & Ors, WRIT PETITION (C) No: 61 OF 2018

    HRLN filed this writ petition on starvation deaths occurring in the country. This petition will… Read More

    Fatima Nafees files defamation suit against Times of India, Times Now, Dilli Aaj Tak for spreading defamatory fake news against son, Najeeb Ahmed

    21/03/2018

    Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, last week filed a suit in the Delhi high court through Human Rights Law Network against some prominent media outlets for civil… Read More

    Allahabad HC orders stay on arrest of 6 LG Electronics workers who were punished for trying to unionise

    15/03/2018

    This is a case where LG Electronics started transferring its workers to remote locations. However, only those workers who were actively engaged in forming worker unions under the aegis of All India… Read More

    In comprehensive judgment, Allahabad HC passes slew of directions to improve public healthcare delivery in the state

    09/03/2018

    (PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) NO – 14588 OF 2009 SNEHALATA SINGH@ SALENTA & ORS VS. STATE OF UP &ORS)

    The writ petition No. 14588 of 2009 was filed under Article 226 of the… Read More

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