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    Recent Leading Cases

    Bombay High Court orders compensation for acid attack survivor Aarti Thakur

    26/02/2018

    Aarti Thakur vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 4267 of 2014)

    Aarti Thakur is the survivor of a gruesome acid attack that occurred in January, 2011. Aarti… Read More

    Evicted, homes demolished, some sent far away, others left to perish: Development vs Lives

    16/02/2018

    WP (L) No.3301 of 2017 – Sandeep Shivaji Shirke & Ors. v. Assistant Municipal Commissioner & Ors. And some other petitions filed for similarly displaced persons.

    Indore’s MY Hospital fire: Petition seeks action against negligent authorities, compensation

    19/01/2018

    Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department
    WP-20605-2017

    On November 23, 2017, the new-born care unit on the second floor of Indore’s M.Y. Hospital in which 47 infants were kept on ventilators… Read More

    498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur

    09/01/2018

    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in October 2017 in Jharkhand High Court for direction to the respondents/state for the implementation of RTE Act and Hon’ble Supreme Court in… Read More

    Bombay HC permits 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy

    09/01/2018

    The Bombay High Court, on 9 January, permitted a 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy. The woman’s foetus was suffering from serious fatal abnormalities including absence of the… Read More

    HRLN receives positive order in Safdarjung Hospital case where ‘dead’ infant was handed to family in envelope

    03/01/2018

    The case of Shanti Devi v Safdarjung Hospital, which has been ongoing since late October 2017, continued in the High Court of Delhi with this positive order that HRLN recently received, where Justice… Read More

    Vasectomy failure: MP High Court orders compensation for man under family planning indemnity scheme

    03/01/2018

    Shyamlal Parmar v State of MP & Ors
    Writ petition No. 144/2017

    The petition explained that the petitioner, Shyamlal, after having two children, sought a vasectomy which was… Read More

    In a first, acid attack survivor in Madhya Pradesh granted compensation of Rs 7 lakh

    13/12/2017

    Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
    Writ Petition no. 742 /2017

    The petition was filed by HRLN on the behalf of a poor married woman. Her husband was a farmer in Mathura. The… Read More

    Status quo to be maintained on deforestation of any further forest areas in Gadchiroli district: Bombay HC

    27/11/2017

    A letter was sent by the Up-Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, Dongargaon to the Senior most judge, High Court of Bombay at Nagpur seeking to prevent indiscriminate cutting of naturally grown forest trees… Read More

    SC asks Maharashtra chief secy to pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of rivers damaged by pollution

    14/11/2017

    Civil Appeal No(s).10582/2017 dated 14-11-2017

    In a landmark order, the Supreme Court asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore — possibly the highest amount of… Read More

    Pregnant woman’s death: Petition filed to highlight failed implementation of NFA Act, 2013

    07/11/2017

    Trinath Swain Vrs. Union of India & Others W.P. (C) No. 15159 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

    Synopsis: – That the petitioner in the present… Read More

    Bombay High Court permits termination of fetus with severe abnormalities at the 25-week mark

    06/11/2017

    Priti Mahendra Singh Rawal vs Union Of India And Ors

    Writ Petition no. 11940 OF 2017, November 6, 2017

    Inadequate access to health care, poor quality services, and outdated… Read More

    Army transfer policy for officers with dependent disabled children challenged in Supreme Court

    04/11/2017

    Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch & Ors:

    The Supreme Court allowed the petition Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav vs. Military Secretary Branch & Ors, SLP(C)351/2017,… Read More

    Kerala High Court upholds rights of 100% disabled person as ‘person with disability’ under National Trust Act

    02/11/2017

    Rosamma vs District Collector, Wayanad Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad & Ors

    WP(c) No.21082/17 before High Court of Kerala

    Ulahannan met with a road accident after which, he is… Read More

    Delhi HC strikes down ESIC’s fraudulent move to create, sell medical institutions

    12/10/2017

    BALARAJ JADHAV & ORS. VS UNION OF INDIA & ORS

    W.P.(C)No.11837 of 2015

    In a significant move, the Delhi high court on October 12, 2017, declared as “legally impermissible” the Employees’… Read More

    PIL filed for enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition in Tripura’s Khamper village

    10/10/2017

    Smt. Manimala Debbarma vs BDO, Hezamara R.D. Block, & Ors

    SYNOPSIS

    The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free… Read More

    Maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes in Nagaland’s Mon District

    27/09/2017

    Moba Changkai versus State of Nagaland & Ors,
    Writ Petition No. 179 (K) of 2016
    Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench.

    Synopsis (Issue, facts, prayers):

    This writ petition was… Read More

    Aadhaar not mandatory: You may or may not share your details

    11/09/2017

    There is no law of the country that mandates Aadhaar as a proof of identity for any purpose, except for benefits of PDS Scheme; LPG Distribution Scheme; Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employement… Read More

    Babita Devi’s husband was found dead a day after taken into police custody; her fight for justice continues

    18/08/2017

    Babita Devi & others v. State of Jharkhand & others [W.P. (Cr.) 48 of 2017] Jharkhand High Court

    The criminal writ petition was filed by Babita Devi, widow of Umesh… Read More

    PIL filed for proper implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in J&K

    11/08/2017

    Tanvi Ahuja verus state of J&K and others, PIL 09/15, J&K High Court

    Synopsis
    The instant PIL has been filed by a Delhi based activist namely Ms. Tanvi Ahuja who has been… Read More

    Tihar inmate dies in custody due to the negligence, apathy of prison officials

    28/07/2017

    Jose Abraham vs. Govt of NCT and Ors., W.P.(C)… Read More

    Petition against inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India

    28/07/2017

    Re- Inhuman Conditions in 1382 prisons vs. Director General of Prisons, State of Andhra Pradesh & Ors., WP(C) 406/ 2013 in the Supreme Court of India

    An… Read More

    Acquisition of land: Petition filed for compensation due to tribals in Kerala

    16/07/2017

    Residents of Njamalamkunnu Colony Vs District Collector

    Background
    The residents of Njamalamkunnu colony are Paniyas, an ethnic group, which are included in the list of… Read More

    PIL filed praying for establishment of blood bank and blood storage facilities in Udalguri

    16/07/2017

    Rohit Ghosh & Another versus State of Assam & 4 Others; PIL No. 69/16; Gauhati High Court

    Through an RTI, we learnt that there are no blood bank or blood storage facilities in… Read More

    After violence against Balmikis, petition filed asking the Court to frame and implement a scheme to provide adequate protection to Scheduled caste families so that they are not under threat in the future

    16/07/2017

    Jaswant & Ors v. State of Haryana & Ors.

    Synopsis
    Jaswant & Ors v. State of Haryana & Ors. demands that the Balmiki families who are currently residing in Balmiki Temple,… Read More

    Petition filed for access to basic health facilities in lower Dibhang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

    16/07/2017

    Smti Papu Miso Vs state of Arunachal Pradesh [WP(C) no.425 (AP) of 2015] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent branch Itanagar.

    SYNOPSIS
    Smti Papu Miso has filed a petition on… Read More

    Petition filed against arbitrary denial of Mother and Child Protection Card

    16/07/2017

    Case title: Anami Sobor Vs State of Assam & 5 Others; WP(C) No. 6079 of 2016; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The Petitioner is a resident of Dhullie Tea Garden in Dhullie,… Read More

    Enquiry ordered into misappropriation of tribal funds

    16/07/2017

    Kallamvetty Colony Kottathara Vs District Collector

    Background
    Kallanvetty colony in Kottathara Panchayat, in Wayanad is a tribal colony where eight families of Paniya community… Read More

    Order passed asking respsondents to comply with the NRHM and facilitate health services in tea garden areas

    16/07/2017

    Case title: PAJHRA Vs. Sri V.K. Pipersenia & 6 Ors; Contempt Petition (C) No. 350/16; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: An order was passed in a PIL(PIL No. 21/2012) on 29-05-2015… Read More

    Petition challenging detention under Public Safety Act in J&K

    16/07/2017

    Reyaz ahmad khan verus state of J&K and others, HCP 497/16, J&K High Court.

    Synopsis
    Reyaz Ahmad through his cousin brother namely Habibullah challenges the detention order… Read More

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