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Dissent and the law

05/03/2020

The aim of the meeting was to understand and learn from the diverse experiences we as active citizens and legal practitioners have had while working in different… Read More

Law of Sedition in India and Freedom of Expression, by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India

02/03/2020

Valedictory address by Hon’ble Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India, at the workshop of lawyers, organised by praleen Public Charitable Trust and Lecture Committee at Ahmedabad,… Read More

IPTs findings

28/12/2019

On the 2nd of November 2016 an Independent People’s Tribunal was convened to look at the state of implementation of the 2014 pathbreaking judgment of the Supreme… Read More

Aligarh Muslim University Violence Case – Allahabad High Court Order

20/12/2019

After nationwide protests erupted against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 which is ultra vires the Constitution of India in violation of the secular fabric of India,… Read More

Preliminary Fact Finding Report into the events of 15th and 16th December, 2019 at Aligarh Muslim University

20/12/2019

A three member fact-finding team comprising of Advocate Aman Khan, Advocate Fazal Abdali and Advocate Fawaz Shaheen reached Aligarh Muslim University around 4 in the morning on 16-12-19. We entered…

Jharkhand High Court delivers a landmark judgement in acid attack case

22/11/2019

Sonali Mukherjee, a resident of village Bhelatand, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, was thrown acid at by three men who used to stalk and disturb her. In that attack not only… Read More

Guwahati High Court delivers landmark judgement; Department of Health and Family Welfare to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Petitioner in Nagaland

18/11/2019

In a landmark judgement, The Department to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Moba Changkai, Monyakshu village, Nagaland.

Synopsis of the case: Mon District, the eastern part of Nagaland is one of the… Read More

Patna HC issues directions on issue of waterlogging in state capital

24/10/2019

Patna: In the last week of September, Patna received torrential rains which resulted in the death of 42 people. According to a release issued by the state disaster management department, Patna… Read More

Plea in SC highlights need for an increase in Blood Banks in India

24/10/2019

The Association of Rural Surgeons of India has filed a plea in the Supreme Court highlighting the access of blood transfusions to those lives are at risk in emergency health situations. In its plea,… Read More

Centre interfering with decisions of the censor board unconstitutional

27/09/2019

HRLN
New Delhi

The Delhi high court observed that the limited provision in the Cinematograph Act allowing the Centre to interfere with decisions rendered by the Censor Board is… Read More

When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)

27/09/2019

By Ujjaini Chatterji
Mumbai, September 27

Kashmir is a multi-layered topic. It is often becoming increasingly difficult for us to distinguish the legal nuances of the… Read More

Meeting on Forest Rights Act 31 August 2019 to 01 September 2019

31/08/2019 |

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) conducted a two-day meet of rights activists, lawyers and tribals to discuss issues pertaining to the effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act. The… Read More

Restriction and Prohibition of freedom of speech are not inter-changeable, Tripura High Court

12/08/2019

HRLN

New Delhi: The Tripura High Court on 8 August observed that there is a distinction with regard to ‘restriction’ and ‘prohibition’ which expressions cannot be said to be… Read More

HRLN looks at key legislations passed in the 2019 Monsoon session

08/08/2019

HRLN

The Monsoon session of the Parliament – which concluded on Wednesday – has the distinction of passing the Read More

SUPREME COURT UPLHELD THE DIRECTIONS OF ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT ON POLICE ENCOUNTERS

29/07/2019

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld the judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in which the High Court gave directions with respect to the procedures to be followed in investigating police… Read More

A Critique of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

26/07/2019

Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti and founder of Transvision. Sammera Jagirdar, Assistant Professor, Department… Read More

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights

09/05/2019

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights and awarded the founder of HRLN Dr. Colin Gonsalves the “Champion of Human Rights”…. Read More

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”

08/05/2019

The High Court of Judicature at Patna orders state government to provide medical facilities to HIV+ patients across the State in Bihar, and “available through the year”.

The division bench… Read More

Supreme Court orders to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on “Edesmetta massacre 2013 in Chhattisgarh ”

04/05/2019

The honourable Supreme Court ordered to constitute a Special Investigation team (SIT) of the CBI officials not belonging to Chhattisgarh cadre to investigate the Edesmetta massacre of May 2013 where… Read More

After 5 days of struggle, 39 trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Faridabad brick kiln site

22/04/2019

After five days of struggle, around 39 bonded labourers who in January 2019 were trafficked from Chhatisgarh to a brick kiln site in Faridabad were freed today.

These labourers were bonded in the… Read More

Nanital HC orders local authorities to rehabilitate rescued labourers in a five-year-old case

22/04/2019

At least 18 bonded labourers, who were rescued in 2014 from Mogga district in Punjab, let out a huge sigh of relief after the Nanital High Court ordered the local authorities to ensure their… Read More

HC directs Union of India to pay 5 lakh each to two petitioners

11/04/2019

Imphal, April 11 2019: A judgement order issued by the High Court of Manipur today, directed the Union of India to provide Rs 5 lakh each to one Laishram Prema Devi and one Seram Sunita Devi as… Read More

Judgement on the petition filed by AJAY MAKAN and ORS

18/03/2019

Justice S. MURALIDHAR, J. VIBHU BAKHRU, J. have given judgement on 18th March 2019 on the petition filed by AJAY MAKEN & ORS.( W.P(C) 11616 ) IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI .

“IN… Read More

Student leader Thokchom Veewon, charged with Sedition, granted bail by Imphal Court

19/02/2019

Student leader Thokchom Veewon was picked up from Delhi on February 14th and charged with Sedition. The activist has been vocal in his protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the… Read More

Pregnant woman denied medical care in Kashmir, forced to deliver on the street which caused the death of her child

16/02/2019

Note: The political crisis in Kashmir relegates the other human rights violations faced by civilians in the state on a daily basis. We hope the crisis is resolved so the state can start focusing on… Read More

Acid attack survivor in Assam gets due compensation and medical care after a 7 year long struggle

12/02/2019

The petitioner was thrown acid upon allegedly by her husband on 5th November, 2012 at her village in Nagaon District of Assam. She received treatment at Guwahati and had remained admitted in the… Read More

Petition to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land by Adani Power Plant in Jharkhand

08/02/2019

Lawyers associated with Human Rights Law Network have filed a Writ petition at the Ranchi High Court demanding to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land for the purpose of setting up a… Read More

8 bonded labourers, two among them women, rescued in Bharuch, Gujarat.

07/02/2019

As part of the continuous national campaign to abolish the slavery and to rescue bonded labourers across India, a rescue team led by the National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour… Read More

Bombay High Court declares having extramarital consensual same sex relationships not a criminal offense

06/02/2019

In a first of a kind decision, the Bombay High Court declared that an extramarital consensual same sex relationship is not a criminal offense (just like how it is not a criminal offense in case of… Read More

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