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    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 High Court directs media publishers to take off 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

    A victory for LGBTQ+ rights: After HRLN intervention, Kerala HC lets lesbian couple live together


    Sreeja S vs the Commissioner of Police & ors

    WP(C) 372/2018

    The petitioner in the case was 40-year-old Sreeja S who filed a habeas corpus… 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

    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

    Transgender activist Ranjita Sinha on working with HRLN


    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

    Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case


    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

    Democracy under siege: Increasing violence against citizens, activists paints a scary picture of the days to come


    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

    Human Rights Law Network wishes you a happy Independence Day!


    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!

    Two years after rescue from bonded labour, children yet to receive justice, rehabilitation: Delhi HC issues notice


    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

    No country for its own children: Only constant vigilance and swift action can stop child rapes in India


    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

    UP board, media houses breach the right to privacy of gender non-conforming person: Allahabad HC takes action


    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

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