Madhya Pradesh

The Bhopal unit was established in 2004, while the Indore unit was established in 2010 with a view and aim to address the day to day human rights violations in the region. Our work has been diverse and has targeted areas ranging from women’s rights, Dalit rights, prisoner’s rights, housing rights for the marginalised section and reproductive rights, child rights to catering to the needs of HIV patients, acid attack victims and people adversely affected by gross medical negligence has been the top most priority of our unit.

A number of Public Interest Litigations have been filed to combat these social evils, most of which have yielded outcomes that have favored the victims who were in dire need for justice. Compensation has been awarded to the people who deserved it and facilities such as hospitals and medical care have seen a drastic improvement. Our work has not been limited to Indore; a couple of cases relating to medical negligence have been filed in the Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and are awaiting their decisions.

Main Concerns


1. Dalit Rights : The practice of untouchability, discrimination against Dalits, Dalit women's rights.

2. Labour Rights: Issues related to the discrimination, illegal termination, minimum wages, no pay and other issues of daily wages labour working in govt.and their departments.

3. Health Rights : Issues of sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination against the marginalized in the public health system.

4. Women's Justice : Prevention of violence and discrimination with focus on sexual harassment and domestic violence.

5. Acid Attack Cases : Support the acid attack survivors in obtaining adequate care and compensation and ensure justice is not undermined.
Dalit Minor Girl attacked with Acid after being Gang Raped

Roopsingh Vs State of M.P., W.P. No 1066/2019
Pending

Forceful compulsory retirement of PLHIV during COVID 19

Subhash Verma Vs Commandent Battalion of Ujjain, W.P. No. 11487/2020
Pending

Right to women domestic workers

Phrasina Vs. Urban and Rural Development, W.P. (PIL) No. 21218/2019
Pending

Tribals Facing Eviction

Roopsingh Vs State of M.P., W.P. No. 6651/2020
Pending

PIL Filed for disabled person in Madhya Pradesh during COVID-19

WP (PIL) 7794/2020 Akhilesh V/S State Of MP
Disposed

PIL Filed for Migrant Labourers in Madhya Pradesh during COVID 19

Banddhua Mukti Morcha Vs. State of Madhya Pradehs, W.P. No (PIL) 7915/2020
Pending

Minor SC Girl demands her right to abortion

Shashikala Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, W.P. No. 8689/2020
Disposed Off

Madhya Pradesh: PIL Filed for HIV Patient during COVID - 19

Shivdayal Vs. State of M.P., W.P. (PIL) No. 7615/2020
Disposed Off

Challenging Demolition of houses of Tribals in Jabua District

Khemchand and Others Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, W.P. No. 6669/2020
Pending

House Demolition in Madhya Pradesh

Thavariya Vs State of Madhya Pradesh, W.P. No. 7213/2020
Pending

Rights for Women Domestic Workers (Minimum Wages)

Ayushi Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, W.P. No. 3118/2020
Pending

PIL for Leprosy Patients

Sarang Vs State of Madhya Pradesh W.P. No. 903/2020
Pending

Madhya Pradesh: Court grants compensation to Dalit man attacked with acid

Nandlal Malviya v. State of MP & Others WRIT PETITION NO (PIL) 19968/2017 This case is pertaining to a Dalit man ...read more

HRLN files petition seeking action against alarming number of children dying from malnutrition in MP

Shriprakash Singh Nimraje vs State of MP & Ors Several children have died of malnutrition-related ailments in Madhya ...read more