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    SC stays Allahabad HC’s closure order of cafe operated by acid attack survivors

    11/10/2018

    Setting aside the order of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow bench) which upheld the shutting down of ‘Sheroes Hangout’ cafe in Lucknow (run by Acid Attack survivors) as per the decision of the Uttar… Read More

    Delhi High Court directs media publishers to take off all inflammatory content defaming missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

    10/10/2018

    In Fatima Nafees versus TOI and others, the Delhi High Court has directed all the Defendants to retract all the articles and video clips from their websites and also remove YouTube… Read More

    Delhi High Court allows CBI to file closure report on Najeeb’s disappearance

    08/10/2018

    In a great blow to the family of the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Najeeb Ahmed along with friends, students, teachers, and citizens who have been fighting to #BringNajeebBack the Delhi… Read More

    Lawyer Shreeji Bhavsar speaks on the sexual assault and murder of 15 year old girl in Dholpur, Rajasthan #BetiBachao

    04/10/2018

    Rajasthan High Court, on September 25th, 2018, issued notice to the state government and CBI in case of sexual assault and murder of 15-year-old a minor girl in Dholpur district, Rajasthan. According… Read More

    High Court issues notice to media houses in the defamation case filed by Fatima Nafees, Najeeb’s mother #BringBackNajeeb

    19/09/2018

    Fatima Nafees versus Bennette Coleman and Co, & Ors.

    The Delhi High Court on September 20th admitted the Civil Defamation suit filed against prominent media houses (Times of… Read More

    National Security Act withdrawn against Bhim Army founder Chandrshekhar

    14/09/2018

    A day before the hearing of the case in Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday withdrew the National Security Act (NSA) against Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar, who was in jail… Read More

    State govt cannot demand Aadhaar card, bank passbook from mothers wishing to avail cashless maternity benefits, rules Delhi HC

    01/08/2018

    Nisha vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors
    WP(C) 9008/2016

    The Delhi High Court  on July 31, 2018 said there was no legal basis for the government of NCT of Delhi to insist on… Read More

    In a first, court grants anticipatory bail to journalist booked under sedition law

    01/08/2018

    Who is affected?
    Kamal Shukla, senior journalist and Editor of Bhoomkaal magazine in the Bastar region which raises issues of tribal rights and police excesses.
    And millions of… Read More

    Petition against State’s effort to corporatize healthcare services (Setting up Dialysis units in Goa)

    16/07/2018

    Case title: Dr.Venkatesh vs State of Goa and Ors

    Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, challenging the Tender floated by the… Read More

    PIL filed for expanding Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana in tea estates of Assam’s Sonitpur district

    16/07/2018

    Case title: Sauradeep Dey Vs. The Union of India & 4 Others; PIL No……..; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis: The Government of India had enacted the National Food Security Act in… Read More

    ‘Doubtful voter’: Guwahati High Court upholds citizenship status of petitioner, sets aside previous order

    16/07/2018

    Case title: Sri Ananda Chandra Paul Vs. The Union of IndiaPIL No. 5723/2013; Gauhati High Court

    Synopsis
    The learned Foreigners’ Tribunal, Barpeta, had held… Read More

    Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand HC grants bail to 8 out of 11 murder accused

    05/07/2018

    The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to eight out of the 11 persons (including the four main accused) who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by Fast Track Court Additional District Judge II… Read More

    Madhya Pradesh High Court awards Rs 4 lakh as compensation, Rs 3 lakh worth medical expenses to acid attack survivor

    04/06/2018

    Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh

    Acid attack can be defined as “the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the intention to disfigure, maim,… Read More

    Juvenile Justice Boards: J&K High Court seeks report from govt on amendment to SRO 117

    23/05/2018

    In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

    Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt

    22/05/2018

    The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

    Thousands of qualified differently-abled persons who were denied employment in electricity board appointed

    17/05/2018

    Pardeep Kumar vs. Rakesh Kumar Bawa and another

    Pardeep Kumar and thousands of other orthopedically disabled people were allowed to join as apprentices for the post of line men… Read More

    Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother

    16/05/2018

    Anu Mathew v. State

    Background
    Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… Read More

    Chhattisgarh HC passes orders in PIL concerning Hepatitis E-virus epidemic caused by water contamination

    16/05/2018

    Mukesh Kumar Dewangan Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others, WPPIL no.30/2014, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

    Synopsis-
    This public interest litigation was filed by… Read More

    Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances

    15/05/2018

    Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
    Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

    The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

    16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar

    15/05/2018

    Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

    Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor

    09/05/2018

    Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

    On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

    Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court

    09/05/2018

    Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

    A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

    Madhya Pradesh: Maternal death due to CHC staff negligence

    03/05/2018

    Gangaram vs. Public Health and Family Welfare Department

    A petition was filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) on 12/03/2018 in relation to a grave violation of… Read More

    SC asks Centre to frame a comprehensive policy for the Supplementary Nutrition Programme

    02/05/2018

    Brief:
    The Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2018 has directed the Union of India to prepare a detailed policy for the operation of both schemes i.e. Take Home Ration and Hot Cooked Meals under Integrated… Read More

    Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities

    03/04/2018

    NPRS v UoI & Ors
    W.P.(C) 2599/2018

    This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

    Transgender activist files petition in SC seeking provision of third gender option in PAN cards

    28/03/2018

    (Reshma Prasad versus Union of India)

    A social activist from Bihar, Reshma Prasad, has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India, seeking directions to the Union of India to… Read More

    Peitition in case of maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes

    27/03/2018

    Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

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

    Starvation deaths: Supreme Court to hear HRLN’s petition on linking of ration, Aadhaar cards

    26/03/2018

    Koili Devi & Ors vs Union of India & Ors, WRIT PETITION (C) No: 61 OF 2018

    HRLN filed this writ petition on starvation deaths occurring in the country. This petition will… Read More

    Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them

    13/03/2018

    The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
    vs.
    Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
    W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
    Date of… Read More

    In comprehensive judgment, Allahabad HC passes slew of directions to improve public healthcare delivery in the state

    09/03/2018

    (PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) NO – 14588 OF 2009 SNEHALATA SINGH@ SALENTA & ORS VS. STATE OF UP &ORS)

    The writ petition No. 14588 of 2009 was filed under Article 226 of the… Read More

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