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Recent Leading Cases

Restriction and Prohibition of freedom of speech are not inter-changeable, Tripura High Court

12/08/2019

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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

Delhi HC dismisses plea to ban Sonakshi Sinha- starrer on sex clinics

07/08/2019

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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

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”

08/05/2019

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”.

The division bench… 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

Student leader Thokchom Veewon, charged with Sedition, granted bail by Imphal Court

19/02/2019

Student leader Thokchom Veewon was picked up from Delhi on February 14th and charged with Sedition. The activist has been vocal in his protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the… Read More

Acid attack survivor in Assam gets due compensation and medical care after a 7 year long struggle

12/02/2019

The petitioner was thrown acid upon allegedly by her husband on 5th November, 2012 at her village in Nagaon District of Assam. She received treatment at Guwahati and had remained admitted in the… Read More

Petition to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land by Adani Power Plant in Jharkhand

08/02/2019

Lawyers associated with Human Rights Law Network have filed a Writ petition at the Ranchi High Court demanding to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land for the purpose of setting up a… Read More

Bombay High Court declares having extramarital consensual same sex relationships not a criminal offense

06/02/2019

In a first of a kind decision, the Bombay High Court declared that an extramarital consensual same sex relationship is not a criminal offense (just like how it is not a criminal offense in case of… Read More

Our fight to stop pharma companies from selling banned and unsafe drugs in India

21/01/2019

The case pertains to the ban on 344 fixed dose combinations (FDCs) which includes widely popular drugs like Saridon, and skin cream Panderm, antibiotic Lupidiclox and combination diabetes drug… Read More

14 year old sexual assault survivor granted permission to terminate pregnancy

04/01/2019

In late November, 2018, the Petitioner, the Petitioner, a 14 year old girl, revealed to her mother that she had been sexually assaulted multiple times by two boys who were known to her. An FIR came… Read More

In the news: Bombay high court permits surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy

29/12/2018

The Bombay high court permitted a surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy after the foetus was found to have multiple cardiac abnormalities. The HC was hearing a petition filed by a… Read More

Recent updates from the Kashmir Unit

29/12/2018

1.Mohammad Isaac vs state of j&k and others

This case pertains to fake a encounter that took place in the year 2008.
In this case, the court directed the state conclude the prosecution against… Read More

Govt. order barring primitive tribal groups from availing family planning facilities quashed by Court

12/12/2018

A 1979 government order and its subsequent amendment of 2017 which barred persons from primitive tribal groups (officially labelled as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups- PVTG – which includes… Read More

Delhi High Court grants relief to 297 Press Trust of India employees fired overnight

27/11/2018

Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 27.11.2018 granted interim relief to 297 employees who had been retrenched overnight by the Press Trust of India vide Notice dated 29.9.2018. These employees span across… Read More

Case of abandoned NRI brides: Supreme Court issues notice to the state

21/11/2018

Desertion of NRI brides

The issue arises when these NRI men marry Indian women and then abandon them after dowry extraction and sexual exploitation. The wives are often deserted at crucial stages… Read More

SC stays Allahabad HC’s closure order of cafe operated by acid attack survivors

11/10/2018

Setting aside the order of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow bench) which upheld the shutting down of ‘Sheroes Hangout’ cafe in Lucknow (run by Acid Attack survivors) as per the decision of the Uttar… Read More

Delhi HC directs media houses to remove all inflammatory content defaming missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

10/10/2018

In Fatima Nafees versus TOI and others, the Delhi High Court has directed all the Defendants to retract all the articles and video clips from their websites and also remove YouTube… Read More

Delhi High Court allows CBI to file closure report on Najeeb’s disappearance

08/10/2018

In a great blow to the family of the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Najeeb Ahmed along with friends, students, teachers, and citizens who have been fighting to #BringNajeebBack the Delhi… Read More

Lawyer Shreeji Bhavsar speaks on the sexual assault and murder of 15 year old girl in Dholpur, Rajasthan #BetiBachao

04/10/2018

Rajasthan High Court, on September 25th, 2018, issued notice to the state government and CBI in case of sexual assault and murder of 15-year-old a minor girl in Dholpur district, Rajasthan. According… Read More

In the news: Bombay HC asks BMC to consider setting up a permanent medical boards to deal with medical termination of pregnancy cases

03/10/2018

Bombay HC asked BMC to consider setting up a permanent medical board in its hospitals to deal with medical termination of pregnancy cases.
A bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Mahesh Sonak was hearing… Read More

High Court issues notice to media houses in the defamation case filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother #BringBackNajeeb

19/09/2018

Fatima Nafees versus Bennette Coleman and Co, & Ors.

The Delhi High Court on September 20th admitted the Civil Defamation suit filed against prominent media houses (Times of… 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

State govt cannot demand Aadhaar card, bank passbook from mothers wishing to avail cashless maternity benefits, rules Delhi HC

01/08/2018

Nisha vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors
WP(C) 9008/2016

The Delhi High Court  on July 31, 2018 said there was no legal basis for the government of NCT of Delhi to insist on… Read More

In a first, court grants anticipatory bail to journalist booked under sedition law

01/08/2018

Who is affected?
Kamal Shukla, senior journalist and Editor of Bhoomkaal magazine in the Bastar region which raises issues of tribal rights and police excesses.
And millions of… Read More

Petition against State’s effort to corporatize healthcare services (Setting up Dialysis units in Goa)

16/07/2018

Case title: Dr.Venkatesh vs State of Goa and Ors

Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, challenging the Tender floated by the… Read More

PIL filed for expanding Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana in tea estates of Assam’s Sonitpur district

16/07/2018

Case title: Sauradeep Dey Vs. The Union of India & 4 Others; PIL No……..; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The Government of India had enacted the National Food Security Act in… Read More

‘Doubtful voter’: Guwahati High Court upholds citizenship status of petitioner, sets aside previous order

16/07/2018

Case title: Sri Ananda Chandra Paul Vs. The Union of IndiaPIL No. 5723/2013; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis
The learned Foreigners’ Tribunal, Barpeta, had held… Read More

Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand HC grants bail to 8 out of 11 murder accused

05/07/2018

The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to eight out of the 11 persons (including the four main accused) who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by Fast Track Court Additional District Judge II… Read More

Madhya Pradesh HC awards Rs 4 lakh as compensation, Rs 3 lakh worth medical expenses to acid attack survivor

04/06/2018

Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh

Acid attack can be defined as “the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the intention to disfigure, maim,… Read More

Juvenile Justice Boards: J&K High Court seeks report from govt on amendment to SRO 117

23/05/2018

In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

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