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Recent Leading Cases

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


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


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


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


Sabith Vs Jamsheera and Others

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


Baby Kajal and another Vs. State of Punjab

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


Padmanabahan Vs State of Kerala

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


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


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


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


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


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




This… Read More

Tribal villagers from Changlang district escape floods, but left homeless and without basic amenities


Shri B.R Chakma & ors Vs State of A.P and 4 ors [WP(c) 219 (AP) 2017]In Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench]

The Petitioners were the unfortunate victims of flood that… Read More

Manipur HC directs payment of compensation in various fake encounters by armed forces


Guangbi Dangmei Vs The Union of India & 4 others (WP(C) 943/2014)

The petitioner’s son was killed in a fake encounter by the 10th Assam Rifles. After initiating a judicial… Read More

Sexual assault survivor escapes shelter home in Jharkhand, missing thereafter


Kalyani Kandar Meena v. The State of Jharkhand  and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 4628 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

Sahdeo Khaskel, a night guard at SSEP found a semi… Read More

Petition against the decision to shift the Fundurdihari Primary Health Centre from Patel Para to Rampur, Sundarpur, in Chhattisgarh


Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors.[WP(PIL) No. 180/2016], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur

Nandkishore & Ors. v. State of Chhattisgarh &… Read More

Petition in Calcutta HC seeks compensation for acid attack survivors, points out defects in West Bengal Victim Compensation Scheme


Jhuma Santra Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 26192/2015;Sanchayita Jadav Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P. 15181/2016; Janmenjoy Khan Vs State of West Bengal and others, W.P…. Read More

PIL for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition in Tripura


Ratan Debbarma Vs N.B.C.C. Ltd

Summary – The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed for the enforcement of the right to have pothole-free road in reasonable condition. A road under… Read More

PIL on high flouride content in drinking water in Bodra village, Jharkhand


Inam Ahmed v. Union of India and Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3204 of 2015], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

A public interest litigation stating that the State of Jharkhand has high… Read More

Petition filed against Chhattisgarh police for filing false cases against Adivasi activist Soni Sori


The petition was filed in the Supreme Court of India because the Chhattisgarh police had allegedly made an attempt on the life of the petitioner, Soni Sori, a tribal woman from Sameli village in… Read More

Manipur high court passes landmark order for full implementation of JSSK scheme in Manipur


This petition noted that under Janani-Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JJSK), both the pregnant women and also the women who deliver child as well as others covered under the scheme need not to bear… Read More

Court orders Rs 5 lakh as compensation to kin of 18-year-old killed in fake encounter by army


Mr. Guangbi Dangmei Versus Union of India through the Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence and 4 others ( WP(C) No 943 of 2014) High Court of Manipur, India

This is… Read More

Petition against paramilitary forces occupying government school premises in Jharkhand


Rajesh Ranjan v. Union of India and ors. [W.P (PIL) 6095 of 2016]

School buildings namely Nav Prathmaik Vidyalay, Chirudih and Karanpura College, Barkagaon Block; Dadi Kalan… Read More

Acid attack survivor accorded financial assistance by Kolkata High Court


Angura Bibi Versus State of West Bengal and Ors., W.P. 25972(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Angura Bibi, is an acid attack survivor. After the acid attack took… Read More

Sexual violence, physical assault, looting of property and destruction of property by the security forces consisting of CoBRA, CRPF, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the local police in the villages of Pedagallur, Chhattisgarh


Kadati Sushila and Ors. V State of Chhattisgarh WPCR/54/17, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The petitioners herein are victims of sexual violence, physical assault,… Read More

Dismal condition of Public Hospitals in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh


Bichem Pondi v Union of India and 03 others. W.P. (PIL) No. 11/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh.

Sukma was given the status of new district in 2012. More than three years have… Read More

SC remands previously dismissed writ petition on torture to Bombay high court


Sangita Vilas Ingle v. State of Maharashtra and Others (2017)2 SCC 728

This case involved serious allegations of infringement of right to life and liberty of the petitioner’s… Read More

Petition seeking better working conditions for Police constables in Chhattisgarh


Rakesh Yadav Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Another, WP(PIL) No.30 of 2015, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

Rakesh Yadav Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & another, the… Read More

Petition for enforcing the rights of the Differently-Abled in Competitive Examinations


Monu Ram Vs. U.O.I

Monu Ram is a visually impaired individual who applied for the post of clerk in the department of higher education Chandigarh. The said post require a second… Read More

Supreme Court orders central govt to formulate and adopt measures to eradicate leprosy


Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s). 767/2014, SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

The petition was filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India… Read More

Order issued to the State of Haryana to release funds for the treatment of Acid Attack Survivors


Aruna Tripathi Vs. State of Haryana

Aruna Tripathi is an old acid attack survivor. She was not considered eligible for any kind of medical treatment and compensation by the state… Read More

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