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
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
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
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
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
5 judge constitution bench to pronounce verdict on the batch of petitions challenging #Section377 of IPC tomorrow!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nisha vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors
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
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
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 started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on… Read More
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
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
W.P.(C) 5030/2018 & CM No. 19388/2018
ROHAN GUPTA Vs STATE BANK OF INDIA & Ors
Rohan Gupta is a dyslexic disabled student who wanted to apply for the examination for the… Read More
CWP No.24114 of 2014 (O&M) IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Hemophilia Advocacy Society & Anr vs State of Punjab & Anr
Dated March 26, 2018
This petition… Read More
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
Advocate Surendra Gadling has been sent to judicial custody till 4 July.
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
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
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