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    Recent Leading Cases

    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

    Tribals manhandled for opposing land takeover by the govt. in Itanagar

    16/07/2017

    Miss Jape Apora & 2 ors versus the State of Arunachal Pradesh,Writ Petition (C) no. 97 of 2017, Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

    SYNOPSIS
    Miss Jape Apora & Ors are from… Read More

    Court passes prison improvement measures for ensuring safety of inmates, such as CCTV footage recording and regular medical check-ups for inmates

    16/07/2017

    Case title: Neria Ben David vs State of Goa

    Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, seeking relief against the barbaric acts of the Jail… Read More

    Petition demanding transfer of investigation of deceased rape victim aged 20 to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) .

    16/07/2017

    Surat Singh v. State of Haryana

    Synopsis
    The writ petition of Surat Singh v. State of Haryana demands the investigation of rape and murder of Kaffi Devi, aged 20 to be… Read More

    Petition filed for the appointment of a guardian

    16/07/2017

    Johny Pallithazath Vs Thankachan and others

    Background
    Johny Pallithazath is the director of Jyothi Nivas Charitable society running a home for mentally ill for the past 26… Read More

    Court grants compensation in acid attack case, directs State to provide free treatment.

    16/07/2017

    Case title: Suo Moto vs State of Assam & Director General of Police; WP(C) Taken up No. 749 /2014; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: On the night of 06-11-2013, at around 10.30 pm,… Read More

    J&K: Petition seeks implementation of Right to Education Act, 25% reservation for BPL students

    16/07/2017

    Mohammad Ahsan Untoo Versus state of J&K and others PIL 21/15, J&K High Court.

    Synopsis
    The petitioner is a social rights activist seeks the indulgence of the Hon’ble court… Read More

    Kerala HC upholds the right to privacy and dignity of the mentally challenged

    16/07/2017

    Gopika Govindan Vs. State of Kerala and Anor

    The Petitioner,Gopika Govindan,D/O Mr.Govindan,aged 26 years, coordinator of child rights initiatives, HRLN filed a petition on… Read More

    Petitioner approaches High Court for immediate relief under Atal Amrit Abhiyan scheme

    16/07/2017

    Rita Paul Vs. State of Assam & 4 Ors; WP(C) No. 2565/17; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The petitioner is presently suffering from uterine cancer (Choriocarcinoma). This condition… Read More

    J&K High Court directs FIR, investigation into report of custodial disappearance

    16/07/2017

    Aijaz Ahmad Kakroo VS Union of India & Others, OWP 335/07 (J&K High Court)

    Synopsis

    The instant writ petition writ petition has been filed to seek the judicial Enquiry into the… Read More

    Surety amounts and those who cannot afford them: Case of Shobhanaben

    12/07/2017

    Shobhanaben Thakor is a victim of trafficking for the purpose of removal of organ. However a FIR was registered against her along with other accused u/s.  420, 419, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120B. 34 of… Read More

    Minors granted refugee status by UNHCR

    06/07/2017

    Case title: State of Assam Vs. Musst. Fatema Begum & Musst Sakutana; GR Case No. 5687/2015; Juvenile Justice Board, Kamrup(M)

    Synopsis: The Railway Protection Force apprehended… Read More

    HRLN’s lawyer establish prosecution’s failure to prove that authorized officer seized the ganja from conscious possession of appellants

    06/07/2017

    Case title: Sarvesh Kumar Pandey & Anr. Vs. State of Assam; Criminal Appeal No. 91 of 2013 & 85 of 2014; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The abovementioned appeals arose out of the common judgment… Read More

    MP court awards compensation to woman after failure of sterilisation operation

    05/07/2017

    Writ Petition No.3634/2016

    This petition showed that Komal Bai (the petitioner) had in August, 2011 underwent a sterilisation operation at the Kalapipal CHC in Shajapur in Madhya… Read More

    On approaching the High Court, BSNL supplies answer to RTI appeal two years after the original appeal

    23/06/2017

    Tapas Pal v. Assistant General Manager (Administration), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Others., W.P. 13949 of 2017 at the High Court at Calcutta

    The Petitioner, Tapas Pal has… Read More

    Habeas Corpus filed against Domestic Violence Victim

    24/05/2017

    Sabith Vs Jamsheera and Others

    Background
    Jamsheera, Kunnathu House, Muderi, Kalpetta is married to Sabith, S/o Hanif, Puthenpurayil House, Elangode, Panur, Kannur. Sabith has… Read More

    Punjab HC directs State Government to award compensation to orphans

    15/05/2017

    Baby Kajal and another Vs. State of Punjab

    Synopsis
    Baby Kajal and her brother Badal at the relevant time i.e. in the year 2013 were 6 and 4 years old respectively. Their… Read More

    Compensation for illegal detention and assault in custody

    13/05/2017

    Padmanabahan Vs State of Kerala

    Background
    Padmanabahan is a member of Kuruma tribe residing at Pulpally in Wayanad. He was taken into custody by the forest officials alleging he… Read More

    Petition for the Legal Recognition of Transgenders

    11/05/2017

    Sangeeta Hijra vs. The State Of Bihar & Ors.

    Petitioner is a transgender person and her voter identity card dated 06.08.2013 issued by the election commission of India mentions… Read More

    Punjab HC directs the State Government to award Compensation for Acid-Attack Survivor

    04/05/2017

    Jaspinder Kaur Vs. State of Punjab

    Jaspinder Kaur is 19 years old college going girl who lost her father many years ago. Taking advantage of her vulnerable status a boy started… Read More

    Court rectifies deportation order for Rohingya Refugee

    02/05/2017

    State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

    The four Petitioners, namely, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, Sahara… Read More

    HRLN, Kolkata, succeeds in obtaining order permitting Rohingya asylum seekers to stay in India

    02/05/2017

    State v. Md. Shahajahan & Ors., Rly. G.R. 26/2015, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Paschim Medinipur

    The four petitioners, Md. Hussain, Noor Begum, Md. Shahajahan, and Sahara Khatoon… Read More

    Seeking a comprehensive policy and plan of action for diagnosis, treatment of hemophiliacs

    17/04/2017

    Vinay Vijay Nair & Ors.    vs. Department of Health, Additional Secretary, State of Maharashtra & Ors. (PIL No. 58 of 2013)

     

    Synopsis:

     

    This… Read More

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