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Recent Leading Cases

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

Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt

22/05/2018

The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

Thousands of qualified differently-abled persons who were denied employment in electricity board appointed

17/05/2018

Pardeep Kumar vs. Rakesh Kumar Bawa and another

Pardeep Kumar and thousands of other orthopedically disabled people were allowed to join as apprentices for the post of line men… Read More

Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother

16/05/2018

Anu Mathew v. State

Background
Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… Read More

Chhattisgarh HC passes orders in PIL concerning Hepatitis E-virus epidemic caused by water contamination

16/05/2018

Mukesh Kumar Dewangan Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others, WPPIL no.30/2014, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

Synopsis-
This public interest litigation was filed by… 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

16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar

15/05/2018

Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor

09/05/2018

Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… 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

Madhya Pradesh: Maternal death due to CHC staff negligence

03/05/2018

Gangaram vs. Public Health and Family Welfare Department

A petition was filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) on 12/03/2018 in relation to a grave violation of… Read More

SC asks Centre to frame a comprehensive policy for the Supplementary Nutrition Programme

02/05/2018

Brief:
The Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2018 has directed the Union of India to prepare a detailed policy for the operation of both schemes i.e. Take Home Ration and Hot Cooked Meals under Integrated… Read More

Julie Kharbhumi Labharthi, Sehkari Sanstha Maryadit v/s The Collector, Thane & Ors.

14/04/2018

Key points in the order:

1. State to immediately destroy all existing landing sites, which are used by suction dredging boats that land and unload the illegally excavated sand, and prevent new… 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

Peitition in case of maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes

27/03/2018

Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the… 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

Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them

13/03/2018

The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
vs.
Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
Date of… 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

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

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