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Recent Leading Cases

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Recent Leading Cases

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


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


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


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Inadequate access to health care, poor quality services, and outdated… Read More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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Residents of Njamalamkunnu Colony Vs District Collector

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


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


Jaswant & Ors v. State of Haryana & Ors.

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


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

Smti Papu Miso has filed a petition on… Read More

Petition filed against arbitrary denial of Mother and Child Protection Card


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


Kallamvetty Colony Kottathara Vs District Collector

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


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


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

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


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

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


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) .


Surat Singh v. State of Haryana

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


Johny Pallithazath Vs Thankachan and others

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.


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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