Assam

As a state long troubled by conflict, the civilian populace in Assam has frequently been victim to excesses by both, the State and non-State actors. The unit focuses on issues of disappearance of young people in custody of the army, trafficking of women and children, migration related matters, cases concerning reproductive and health rights.

The Assam unit was established in 2008 at Guwahati. Apart from addressing matters from within the state, the Unit provides support to other units from the neighboring northeastern states. A lot of the cases from neighboring states are transferred to the Assam unit for the principal bench at the Guwahati High Court to decide on them.

Main Concerns

1. Human trafficking

2. Women’s health and reproductive rights

3. AFSPA related matters

4. Welfare of migrants and other displaced populace

5. Relief during natural disasters

6. Disability rights

Flood Relief at Kolongpar Bazar

Every year as monsoon starts, rivers in Assam crosses dangerous levels and cause devastation including massive floods. F ...read more

Training on Refugee Rights and Discussion on the Issue of Migration in the Context of Northeast India

The Northeastern states of India have recently witnessed an upsurge of cases of Rohingyas. The Rohingyas claim to be ref ...read more

Relief Work - Assam Unit

The Assam Unit of HRLN has actively been providing assistance to their clients and provided dry ration to families stayi ...read more

Defending the Defenders: Guwahati meeting

SYNOPSIS “Defending the Defenders”, a meeting between lawyers and journalists was held on the 5th of December at t ...read more

A report on the flood menace: Will Assam ever be safe from its annual ravaging?

Floods are an annual recurrent event in Assam, causing damage worth crores and affecting thousands of lives. All rivers ...read more

Minors granted refugee status by UNHCR

State of Assam Vs. Musst. Fatema Begum & Musst Sakutana; GR Case No. 5687/2015; Juvenile Justice Board, Kamrup(M)