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


    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


    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


    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.


    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


    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

    Our fight to stop pharma companies from selling banned and unsafe drugs in India


    The case pertains to the ban on 344 fixed dose combinations (FDCs) which includes widely popular drugs like Saridon, and skin cream Panderm, antibiotic Lupidiclox and combination diabetes drug… Read More

    Breaking: BEST union workers secure demands for pay hike, end 9 day strike


    In a victory for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) workers’ union, the union, through Court order, secured the implementation of an interim pay-hike for about 15,000… Read More

    Breaking: Rajasthan Court grants bail to 14 workers from #Daikin company.


    14 workers were arrested by Rajasthan Police for participating in the All India Trade Union Strike on January 8th, 2019. Daikin unleashed violence upon its own workforce in connivance with the police… Read More

    Judgment Watch : Amon Rana vs. State of Meghalaya, Dated 10.12.18


    Judgment Watch

    This is a new section which will cover important judgments (good and bad) mainly of the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. This section will encourage persons to read,… Read More

    Fact Finding Report: Violence unleashed upon workers in Neemrana by Daikin in connivance with the state police



    A team of 11 members of various organizations visited the families of workers as well as police
    stations and courts in the Shahajahanpur, Neemrana and Behror areas, in the… Read More

    Read: Critique of Transgender Bill 2018


    A critique of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018

    By Rachana Mudraboyina & Kranti L C

    Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana… Read More

    14 year old sexual assault survivor granted permission to terminate pregnancy


    In late November, 2018, the Petitioner, the Petitioner, a 14 year old girl, revealed to her mother that she had been sexually assaulted multiple times by two boys who were known to her. An FIR came… Read More

    In the news: Bombay high court permits surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy


    The Bombay high court permitted a surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy after the foetus was found to have multiple cardiac abnormalities. The HC was hearing a petition filed by a… Read More

    Recent updates from the Kashmir Unit


    1.Mohammad Isaac vs state of j&k and others

    This case pertains to fake a encounter that took place in the year 2008.
    In this case, the court directed the state conclude the prosecution against… Read More

    Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves condemns arrest of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha


    The Annual General Body Meeting 2018(AGM 2018) of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) was held at Rajasthan from 19th December to 23rd December 2018. It was attended by many lawyers and activists… Read More

    47 trafficked bonded laborers rescued from MS Brick kiln Mehsana district of Gujarat


    A team led by National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) along with district magistrate (Mehsana district Gujarat), Tehsildar, officials from labour department and police… Read More

    Child marriage was stopped in Rajasthan


    A team from department of woman and child development on December 13 (Thursday night) intervened and stopped a child marriage in Upli village in Rajasthan. Officials said that the department was… Read More

    Govt. order barring primitive tribal groups from availing family planning facilities quashed by Court


    A 1979 government order and its subsequent amendment of 2017 which barred persons from primitive tribal groups (officially labelled as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups- PVTG – which includes… Read More

    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

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