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Recent Leading Cases

Rohingya Minor released after UNHCR grants him refugee status


State v. Md. Juber Rahingi and Anr, Child Welfare Committee, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of… Read More

Minor Rohingya asylum seekers arrested in West Bengal categorised ‘child in need of care and protection’


State v X, Child Welfare Committee

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of X (belonging to the Rohingya community from Myanmar), who… Read More

Kolkata High Court orders inclusion of ‘Other’ category in WBSSC exam


Atri Kar v. State of West Bengal and Ors., O.A. No. 1201 of 2016, State Administrative Tribunal, West Bengal

The Applicant, Atri Kar, is a transgendered person, who was unable to… Read More

Stay issued on the Demolishment of Tribal Juggies


Rajpur colony Vs. State of Punjab

The said petition has been filed by a group who belongs to de-notified tribe from Rajasthan who around 35 years back had migrated to Punjab in… Read More

Hearing impaired applicants to be considered for driving licenses after SC direction


Amit Ashok Tribhuvan vs Regional Transport Officer

The Petitioner is a person with 100% hearing impairment. The PIL sought to challenge the order passed by the Regional Transport… Read More

PIL for the strict implementation of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 to prevent damage of the livelihood of hawkers


National Hawker Federation, Ranchi v. The Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3096 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner’s organization was… Read More

Children not receiving regular mid-day meals in Jharkhand


Gulab Chandra Prajapati v.  Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 2214 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner who is also a social activist and the… Read More

Petition seeking the recognition and implementation of the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 in Chhattisgarh


National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR) v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. [W.P. (PIL) No. of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

National… Read More

Mandamus Writ before the Kerala HC seeking disciplinary action for custodial violence


Mufazil-petitioner Vs. State of Kerala & Ors.

The Petitioner submits that he has been a victim of custodial violence. He was taken into custody on fabricated grounds. It is… Read More

Single mother working for Maharashtra state services transferred after making sexual harassment complaint against co-worker


Neelam Yuvraj Vani vs. The Industrial Court, Mumbai & Ors, (Writ Petition No. 1940 of 2016)




The Petition seeks to assail the order… Read More

Supreme court orders central, state govts to monitor homes for intellectually impaired


Reena Banerjee & Anr Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors
CIVIL APPEAL NO.11938/2016 (Arising out of S.L.P. (Civil) No.39321/2012)

This appeal arose from the judgment of the High Court… Read More

Disabled worker arbitrarily denied promotion, files application in Orissa Administrative Tribunal


Smt. Uma Devi Vrs. Chief Secretary, Odisha, Secretariat Building, Bhubaneswar, Orissa & Others
O.A. No. 1208 © of 2016 Orissa Administrative Tribunal, Cuttack Bench,… Read More

PIL seeks better working conditions for constables


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

Missing Najeeb: Supreme Court intervenes in probe of missing JNU student


The Supreme Court issued the order directing the Delhi government and Delhi police as well JNU authorities to be even rigorous in the probe for finding the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University… Read More

Canteen and office of association of Naval members sealed off without explanation


All India Naval Technical Supervisory vs. Naval Dockyard & Ors [Original Application No. 775/2016], Central Administrative Tribunal,… Read More

Supreme Court highlights the low status of women in Indian families, in PIL judgement on non-implementation of the PCPNDT Act


Rinzing Chewang Kazi vs. State of Sikkim & others [Writ Petition (PIL) 39 of 2012], Supreme Court of India

“ an age where people are described as civilized, a… Read More

In fight against female foeticide, SC verdict stresses on implementation of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostics act


Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 349 of 2006], Supreme Court of India

Voluntary Health association of Punjab [VHAP], an NGO, filed… Read More

Negligence and poor implementation of maternal benefit provisions leads to Maternal death, husband files petition.


Rupasingh Majhi Vrs. State of Orissa c & Others W.P. (C) No. 15159 of 2016 In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That the petitioner in the present writ application… Read More

Application to challenge environmental and ecological degradation of the water bodies in Tarapur MIDC


Akhil Bharatiya Mangela Samaj & Ors. vs. Maharashtra  State Pollution Control Board & Ors. (Original Application No. 64 of 2016)




This Application… Read More

Petitione filed in case of Maternal death due to negligence and poor implementation of Maternity Benefit Schemes.


Sambhunath Munda Vs. Union of India & Others, W.P.(C) No.16706 Of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this writ petition the petitioner challenges the… Read More

Court asks state health services office to provide disabled-friendly facilities


Km. Chakpram Lokeshwori Devi vs Director, Health Services, Govt. of Manipur

The petitioner… Read More

Petition to transfer the investigation of politically motivated crimes to an independent body


Fatima Nafees versus NCT Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU):

Mr. Najeeb Ahmed, son of the Petitioner, aged 27 years and a student of MSc. Biotechnology (1st Year)… Read More

Maternal death caused due to non-implementation of health care schemes, petition filed in Odisha High Court


Bharat Sahoo Vrs. Union of India W.P. (C) No. 17958 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the inaction of… Read More

After Pregnant lady dies due to negligence and poor treatment, husband files petition against non-implementation of the welfare schemes and violation of reproductive rights/ right to health of the mother.


Suresh Rout Vrs. Union of India & Others W.P. (C) No.17958 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the inaction… Read More

PIL to make the Mumbai Suburban Railways accessible for persons with disabilities


India Centre for Human Rights & Law & Ors. vs. The Union of India & Ors.

(PIL 27 of 2007)




The Petition came to be filed seeking to make the… Read More

Maternal death due to negligence and non-conformity to welfare provisions, Petition filed for the same


Alin Kumar Sasmal Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5428 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That the petitioner in the present writ… Read More

Maintenance Petition filed in the case of Domestic Violence


Suneera Vs Mohammedkutty

Suneera , 38 years old, D/o Khadar, Kolakkadan House,Thazhay Arapetta,Meppadi was married to Mohammed Kutty, S/o. Moideen kutty, Mampetta… Read More

Tribal land occupied by Assam Rifles and ITBP


Shri Kanam Mipi & Anr versus State of Arunachal Pradesh & 8 ors, Writ Petition (C) no. 74 of 2017, Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

The community land Mipi (Ediya) Village is presently… Read More

Return Singur land to farmers, Supreme Court orders West Bengal government


In a reality check to State acquisition of agricultural land under emergency clause for industrial projects of private companies, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the CPI (M)-led West Bengal… Read More

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