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    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

    Madhya Pradesh High Court awards Rs 4 lakh as compensation, Rs 3 lakh worth medical expenses to acid attack survivor


    Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh

    Acid attack can be defined as “the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the intention to disfigure, maim,… Read More

    MP High Court awards compensation to woman who delivered a child despite undergoing sterilization


    Savita Vasuniya vs State of Madhya Pradesh and Ors.
    In this particular case before the High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench), the petitioner (Savita Vasuniya) moved court for failure of… Read More

    MP High Court awards compensation to woman who delivered a child despite undergoing sterilization


    Meerabai Babbar vs. State of Madhya Pradesh &Ors.

    In this particular case, the petitioner underwent a sterilization operation at a Government hospital namely CHC Petlabad, Jhabua… Read More

    Update on PIL seeking improvement of Jharkhand schools: HC directs state to finish infrastructure construction


    The High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi released an order dated 8th January, 2018 in relation to the Read More

    3 men, denied bail by the Sessions Court, granted bail by J&K High Court


    The applicants Abdul Ahad Waza (41 years old), Riyaz Ahmad Hurra (40 years old) and Ghulam-Ud-din War (43 years old) were granted bail by the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir from a bench composed of… Read More

    Juvenile Justice Boards: J&K High Court seeks report from govt on amendment to SRO 117


    In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

    Letter to the Governor and summary of the Indian people’s tribunal on the issues of tribal land and alienation under LTR in Telangana


    His Excellency Governor
    The State of Telangana
    Dear Hon’ble Your Excellency,

    Sub: Report of Indian Peoples’ Tribunal on LTR Cases in Scheduled Areas of
    Telangana-… Read More

    Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt


    The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

    Delhi fast-track court punishes rape accused with 20 years rigorous punishment; Victim compensated with Rs 5 lakh


    State vs Mohd Masmudeen, etc
    In the court of the Additional Sessions Judge (Special Fast Track Court), North-west, Rohini, Delhi

    This was a rape case in which the two accused… Read More

    Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances

    15/05/2018 |

    Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
    Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

    The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

    16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar


    Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

    Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor


    Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

    On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

    Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court

    09/05/2018 |

    Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

    A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

    Jammu & Kashmir: High Court directs states to expedite setting up of JJBs, CWCs in eight districts


    On the directions of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir at Srinagar, the selection-cum-oversight committee, which recently met under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi, selected members… Read More

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