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    Migrant domestic worker rescued after being held captive for two years


    Sarika Bai (name changed), a 25 year old, was trafficked from Orissa two years ago to Delhi on the pretext of a job and was employed by a family in Patel Nagar.

    The employers didn’t allow her to… Read More

    Gujarat court gives life sentence to 11 accused in lynching case


    On September 13, 2012, 11 men gathered outside the house of 27-year-old Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit man, locked him inside, poured kerosene and set the house on fire, burning him to death.
    Six years… Read More

    Delhi High Court grants relief to 297 Press Trust of India employees fired overnight


    Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 27.11.2018 granted interim relief to 297 employees who had been retrenched overnight by the Press Trust of India vide Notice dated 29.9.2018. These employees span across… Read More

    Case of abandoned NRI brides: Supreme Court issues notice to the state


    Desertion of NRI brides

    The issue arises when these NRI men marry Indian women and then abandon them after dowry extraction and sexual exploitation. The wives are often deserted at crucial stages… Read More

    Manipur fake encounter cases: SC dismisses the writ petition for recusal of judges


    The Supreme Court on November 12, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Lourembam Deben Singh & others v. Union of India & Ors. etc. and Raj Kumar Brojen & Ors. v. Union of India.

    The writ petition… Read More

    Racial discrimination against NE people: SC sets one week deadline for Central govt to submit action taken report


    The Supreme Court on 26th October had set a one week deadline for the Central Government to submit action taken and action plan report within a week.

    The Bench of the Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice… Read More

    Another minor rescued as bonded labour from Shalimar Bagh, second in two months


    As part of the continuous national campaign to eradicate the bonded labour and to rescue bonded labours across India, a team comprising of social activist Mr. Nirmal Gorana, Convener of National… Read More

    Locked in room by her employers: Minor girl working as bonded labour rescued, FIR registered


    For a 17-year-old girl, who was locked in a room as a bonded labour, freedom came knocking on the doors of her employers after a team of Delhi Police, National Campaign Committee for Eradication of… Read More

    Forced to marry her maternal uncle: SC directs J&K Police to ensure girl’s safety


    The Supreme Court on 12th October issued an order to Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police in a Habeas Corpus Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution by Ms. Seema Bhoria for… Read More

    Why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in Punjab & Haryana: HC



    Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to Centre, Punjab, and Haryana governments seeking a reply on why are bonded labour activities still prevalent in the two northern… Read More

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


    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 HC directs media houses to remove all inflammatory content defaming missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed


    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

    Manual scavenging: Delhi HC pulls state, local agencies; seeks action taken report


    In an interim order, the Delhi High Court on 4th October gave directions to state and local agencies to comply with guidelines set by Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their… Read More

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


    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

    Letter to Colin Gonsalves from Badol farazi; a Bangladeshi citizen, who was trapped in an Indian jail for 10 years


    Badol Farazi, a Bangladeshi migrant, was arrested from the Benapole Immigration checkpost in 2008 on charges of a murder, he could not tell the relevant authorities that he was not the person they… Read More

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


    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

    Court directs compensation to couple defrauded by medical centre, doctors who pretended to “cure” HIV


    Dharampal Singh & Chandro Devi vs Ayuna Herbal Healthcare & Ors

    Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-X, Case no 612/2009
    Order dated May 9, 2018

    The complainants, a married… Read More

    Manual scavenging case: Delhi high court reprimands state govt for failing to provide relief to rescued bonded labourer


    Nirmal Gorana & Anr vs State NCT of Delhi & Ors
    Writ petition (Crl) 3177/2017

    In 2007, HRLN’s initiave against bonded labour and trafficking, the National Campaign Committee… Read More

    SC passes directs Union, states to ensure treatment, education and equality for persons affected by leprosy


    Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
    Writ Petition (Civil) 767/2014

    This writ petition, filed in 2014, had brought the Supreme Court’s attention… Read More

    Trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh


    A women and minor girl, who were working as bonded labourers in a house in New Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh, were rescued in a daring effort by National Campaign Committee for the Eradication of Bonded… Read More

    HRLN impact | Gurgaon court convicts man who threw acid on minor boy


    After Human Rights Law Network intervention, justice finally arrived for a minor male child — who was abducted and attacked with acid in 2016 — after the Gurgaon Court on 17 September, 2018,… Read More

    Procedure for changing gender and name on official documents


    This guide is created according to the state rules in Maharashtra, however, the procedure and formats provided may be used in other states.

    Please find the guide attached. For any queries, write… Read More

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


    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


    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

    Union ministry bans 328 fixed dose combinations of drugs considered unsafe


    After a long drawn fight led by health activists against pharmaceutical companies, the Union Health Ministry recently banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 fixed-dose combinations… 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

    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

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