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    Madhya Pradesh: Maternal death due to CHC staff negligence


    Gangaram vs. Public Health and Family Welfare Department

    A petition was filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) on 12/03/2018 in relation to a grave violation of… Read More

    SC asks Centre to frame a comprehensive policy for the Supplementary Nutrition Programme


    The Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2018 has directed the Union of India to prepare a detailed policy for the operation of both schemes i.e. Take Home Ration and Hot Cooked Meals under Integrated… Read More

    Call for applications: National Course on Prisoners’ Rights



    Are you a young lawyer, law student or social activist who intends to work in the field of human rights, especially to defend the rights of prisoners? CCRI, HRLN is organising… Read More

    Non-implementation of Forest Rights Act in Kerala: HRLN organises IPT to address problems faced by adivasi forest dwellers


    The Independent People Tribunal (IPT) on the “Issues and Injustice in the Implementation of Forest Right Act (FRA), 2006” (which is in its tenth year of implementation), was organised jointly by… Read More

    17 year old tortured in custody by officers from Mumbai Railway Protection Force dies


    Mumbai: A 17 year old boy being reprimanded at a children’s observation home in Dongri died on April 14th at JJ Hospital, where he was brought after he complained about having difficulty in… Read More

    Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes


    Nirmal Gorana v Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors
    WP (Crl) 1011/2018

    This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

    Call for applications: Course on the law on violence and discrimination against women in Goa this June

    05/04/2018 | Goa

    You are welcome to apply for the National Course on Contemporary Developments in the Law Relating to Violence and Discrimination against Women. This five-day training programme will be packed with… Read More

    SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years


    International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
    WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

    In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

    Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities


    NPRS v UoI & Ors
    W.P.(C) 2599/2018

    This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

    Transgender activist files petition in SC seeking provision of third gender option in PAN cards


    (Reshma Prasad versus Union of India)

    A social activist from Bihar, Reshma Prasad, has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India, seeking directions to the Union of India to… Read More

    Mumbai-City civil court refuses to injunct TISS students from protesting against the removal of fee waiver for OBC-NC students #injuTISS


    Mumbai-City Civil Court Judge G. Aggarwal, hearing an application for interim relief by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), refused to direct the students to call off their agitation or… Read More

    Starvation deaths: Supreme Court to hear HRLN’s petition on linking of ration, Aadhaar cards


    Koili Devi & Ors vs Union of India & Ors, WRIT PETITION (C) No: 61 OF 2018

    HRLN filed this writ petition on starvation deaths occurring in the country. This petition will… Read More

    Fatima Nafees files defamation suit against Times of India, Times Now, Dilli Aaj Tak for spreading defamatory fake news against son, Najeeb Ahmed


    Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, last week filed a suit in the Delhi high court through Human Rights Law Network against some prominent media outlets for civil… Read More

    Allahabad HC orders stay on arrest of 6 LG Electronics workers who were punished for trying to unionise


    This is a case where LG Electronics started transferring its workers to remote locations. However, only those workers who were actively engaged in forming worker unions under the aegis of All India… Read More

    Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them


    The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
    Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
    W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
    Date of… Read More

    In comprehensive judgment, Allahabad HC passes slew of directions to improve public healthcare delivery in the state

    09/03/2018 |


    The writ petition No. 14588 of 2009 was filed under Article 226 of the… Read More

    Central Administrative Tribunal (Kolkata) allows transgender UPSC candidate to apply offline since online form lacked ‘other’ gender option

    27/02/2018 |

    HRLN filed an Original Application in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, on the behalf of a transgender applicant who wanted to take the Civil Services examination conducted by the… Read More

    Delhi HC asks Dept of Science & Technology to relax age limit for candidate with disabilities for research award application

    26/02/2018 |

    (Dr Akshansh Vs Ministry of Science & Technology & Ors)

    The Petitioner is a disabled person with cerebral palsy (orthopaedic-quadriplegic) who filed this urgent petition… Read More

    Patna high court issues notice to check state facilities being provided in blind schools


    Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs The Union of India & Ors

    The petition was filed with the backdrop of a huge gap in school-enrolled children in Bihar. During the… Read More

    Bombay High Court orders compensation for acid attack survivor Aarti Thakur

    26/02/2018 |

    Aarti Thakur vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors. (Writ Petition No. 4267 of 2014)

    Aarti Thakur is the survivor of a gruesome acid attack that occurred in January, 2011. Aarti… Read More

    88 bonded labourers rescued: After inaction from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar district magistrates, Allahabad HC seeks reply

    20/02/2018 |

    Nirmal Gorana  vs State Of UP & Ors (PIL 2936/2018)

    The case pertains to the rescue of nearly 88 bonded labourers from 22 Dalit families hailing from… Read More

    Piyali Dutta vs State of West Bengal: Acid attack survivor granted compensation

    17/02/2018 |

    W.P. 26174 of 2014

    The Petitioner, Piyali Dutta, is an acid attack survivor who had written to the Chief Secretary, State of West Bengal requesting for interim compensation of Rs…. Read More

    Evicted, homes demolished, some sent far away, others left to perish: Development vs Lives


    WP (L) No.3301 of 2017 – Sandeep Shivaji Shirke & Ors. v. Assistant Municipal Commissioner & Ors. And some other petitions filed for similarly displaced persons.

    Sampurna Behrua vs UoI: The battle for juvenile justice concludes after 12 years

    12/02/2018 |

    The Supreme Court on February 9, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Sampurna Behrua vs Union of India & OrsRead More

    Andhra Pradesh govt sanctions relief of Rs 1 Lakh each to 18 rescued bonded labourer families

    11/02/2018 |

    In response to a writ petition filed by HRLN in the Hyderabad high court, the Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh each to 18 bonded labourer families released from Delhi, provided… Read More

    Delhi HC issues notice in case of school discriminating against child with ADHD

    06/02/2018 |

    The Delhi High Court on February 6, 2018, issued notices to respondent parties in a case of discrimination against and the denial of the right to education to a 6-year-old child suffering from… Read More

    Indore’s MY Hospital fire: Petition seeks action against negligent authorities, compensation


    Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department

    On November 23, 2017, the new-born care unit on the second floor of Indore’s M.Y. Hospital in which 47 infants were kept on ventilators… Read More

    Railways employee cannot ‘disown’ wife, daughter, says Delhi HC, directs Northern Railways to include their names in medical card

    17/01/2018 |

    The Delhi high court had directed Northern Railways to provide separate medical cards and privilege passes to the wife and daughter of a former railway employee who claims to have disowned… Read More

    HRLN files petition seeking effective enforcement of Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities

    16/01/2018 |

    This petition was filed seeking proper implementation of the Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities, in particular the provision mandating all local bodies to reserve… Read More

    498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur

    09/01/2018 |

    A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in October 2017 in Jharkhand High Court for direction to the respondents/state for the implementation of RTE Act and Hon’ble Supreme Court in… Read More

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