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Recent Leading Cases

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

SC: Re – Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons

28/07/2017

Re-Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons vs. State of Assam and Ors. WP(C) 406 / 2013

In this case, the Supreme Court took up a suo motu case based on a letter written by the former… 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

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

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