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    National Security Act withdrawn against Bhim Army founder Chandrshekhar


    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

    HC notice to Punjab, Haryana on plea against bonded labour


    The Punjab and Haryana High Court Wednesday sought a response from the Union government and the governments of Punjab and Haryana on a petition seeking criminal action as per law in cases of bonded… Read More

    After HRLN’s files PIL, health ministry issues Gazette notification on implementation of HIV & AIDS Act, 2017


    More than a year after Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act received assent from President of India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has… Read More

    2007, 2008 riots: SC issues notice to Odisha govt over compensation disbursement


    The Supreme Court acting on a contempt petition filed by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) on Friday (7th September) issued notice to Odisha Chief Secretary to grant additional relief to the victims of… Read More

    Section 377 partially struck down: Supreme Court decriminalises consensual sex between same sex adults


    A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, on 6 September, unanimously read down the British-era law which criminalised consensual homosexual sex in India. The Supreme Court overruled the Suresh… Read More

    Breaking: Section 377 verdict out tomorrow!


    5 judge constitution bench to pronounce verdict on the batch of petitions challenging #Section377 of IPC tomorrow!

    HRLN files PIL seeking implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 for treatment of thalassemia patients


    Human Rights Law Network filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL), in the Supreme Court of India on Friday (31st August) under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, seeking strict… Read More

    Transgender activist Ranjita Sinha on working with HRLN


    Ranjita Sinha, Trangender activist, Founder, Gokhale road bandhan, All Trans and Hijras in Bengal on Transgender Activism in West Bengal and the relationship between the transgender community in… Read More

    Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case


    The Delhi High Court on 24.08.2018 passed Final Order & Judgment in an Criminal Appeal filed by Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar and Anubha Rastogi of Human Rights Law Network on behalf of the Victims of… Read More

    Democracy under siege: Increasing violence against citizens, activists paints a scary picture of the days to come


    Human Rights Law Network strongly condemns the August 17 attack on Swami Agnivesh in New Delhi. According to news reports, he was attacked near the BJP headquarters while on his way to pay his… Read More

    Human Rights Law Network wishes you a happy Independence Day!


    On behalf of our teams across India, we wish everyone a very happy 72nd Independence Day as we vow to continue working towards our vision of ensuring human rights for every citizen. Jai Hind!

    Two years after rescue from bonded labour, children yet to receive justice, rehabilitation: Delhi HC issues notice


    April 9, 2018

    Nirmal Gorana v Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors, WP (Crl) 1011/2018

    The petition informed the court that in… Read More

    No country for its own children: Only constant vigilance and swift action can stop child rapes in India


    Human Rights Law Network expresses its concern over the recent and increasingly distressing slew of child sexual abuse cases in the country.

    In the most recent instance, on August 6, 24… Read More

    UP board, media houses breach the right to privacy of gender non-conforming person: Allahabad HC takes action


    The UP unit of HRLN filed a petition on behalf of a gender non-conforming person who suffered a breach of privacy at the hands of UP Board officials and certain media houses.

    In 2011, the… Read More

    Begging in the national capital no longer to be a crime: Delhi HC declares anti-begging provisions unconstitutional


    The Delhi high court on August 8, 2018, decriminalised begging in the state, striking down several provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959) as… Read More

    Yet another starvation death in Jharkhand due to lack of Aadhaar card: HRLN, civil society groups conduct probe


    On July 24, a starving 39-year-old man in Jharkhand breathed his last after months of suffering. He and his family, who belonged to a ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group’ (PVTG), were too poor… Read More

    HRLN condemns police brutality against members of Denotified Tribal community in Gujarat


    Human Rights Law Network condemns the unlawful arrest of 29 persons and the use of excess and brutal force by Gujarat police against residents of Ahmedabad’s Chharanagar in July.

    The violence… Read More

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


    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


    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

    Woman abducted, trafficked as minor rescued from bonded slavery; reunited with parents after HRLN intervention


    WP (Crl) 1482/2018

    In this case, the petitioner filed a writ of Habeas Corpus to trace and produce before the court her daughter, (aged 19) who had been missing since 2013…. Read More

    HRLN’s Kolkata unit forms a strong alliance with the transgender community in West Bengal


    HRLN started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on… Read More

    Supreme Courts judgment on #Lynching a hope for India


    Apex Court Condemns ‘Cases of Mobocracy’, Asks Parliament To Draft New Law

    The judgment pertains to a contempt petition filed by social activist Tehseen Poonawalla.& Ors. By… Read More

    Patna HC directs Integrated Child Development Scheme Director to probe non-implementation of scheme in village


    Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.15748 of 2017
    Dhauli Devi vs The State of Bihar through its Chief Secretary & Ors

    In this case, the petitioner, Dhauli Devi had approached the… Read More

    Delhi HC offers interim relief to dyslexic student who was denied opportunity to apply for bank position


    W.P.(C) 5030/2018 & CM No. 19388/2018

    Rohan Gupta is a dyslexic disabled student who wanted to apply for the examination for the… Read More

    After HRLN intervention, Punjab govt issues notification promising easier access to treatment for hemophilia


    Hemophilia Advocacy Society & Anr vs State of Punjab & Anr
    Dated March 26, 2018

    This petition… Read More

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


    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

    News: Advocate Surendra Gadling remanded to judicial custody until July 4th


    Advocate Surendra Gadling has been sent to judicial custody till 4 July.

    News: Two islamic scholars beaten by a mob in Jharkhand for refusing to chant praises to Hindu gods


    Two Islamic scholars, Maulana Azharul Islam and his brother Maulana Imran, were brutally beaten with hockey sticks last night after Taraweeh prayer by an extremist mob for refusing to chant praises… Read More

    Wayanad: Kerala high court stops National Highways dept from evicting rural street vendors


    WP(C) 17377/2018

    Recently the National Highway department started forcefully evicting rural street vendors working beside the NH 766 in Wayanad district in Kerala. The authority… Read More

    Madhya Pradesh: Court grants compensation to Dalit man attacked with acid

    05/06/2018 |

    Nandlal Malviya v. State of MP & Others
    WRIT PETITION NO (PIL) 19968/2017

    This case is pertaining to a Dalit man namely Nandlal who became a victim of the gruesome crime of acid… Read More

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