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When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)

By: Ujjaini Chatterji

Date: 27/09/2019

By Ujjaini Chatterji
Mumbai, September 27

Kashmir is a multi-layered topic. It is often becoming increasingly difficult for us to distinguish the legal nuances of the… Read More

HRLN looks at key legislations passed in the 2019 Monsoon session


Date: 08/08/2019


The Monsoon session of the Parliament – which concluded on Wednesday – has the distinction of passing the Read More

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights


Date: 09/05/2019

Delhi Minority Commission recognizes HRLN for its outstanding contribution for the protection of human rights and awarded the founder of HRLN Dr. Colin Gonsalves the “Champion of Human Rights”…. Read More

8 bonded labourers, two among them women, rescued in Bharuch, Gujarat.


Date: 07/02/2019

As part of the continuous national campaign to abolish the slavery and to rescue bonded labourers across India, a rescue team led by the National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour… Read More

Defending the defenders: HRLN calls for release of journalist Keshorechandra Wangkhem


Date: 30/01/2019

Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in association with Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) organized a press conference on Tuesday demanding the immediate release of journalist Keshorechandra… Read More

Defending Freedom of Speech and Expression


Date: 21/01/2019

Meeting on Legal Defense of the Defenders

Journalist, lawyers and human rights activist came together in a show of strength and solidarity to demand the immediate release of journalist,… Read More

Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves condemns arrest of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha


Date: 28/12/2018

The Annual General Body Meeting 2018(AGM 2018) of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) was held at Rajasthan from 19th December to 23rd December 2018. It was attended by many lawyers and activists… Read More

47 trafficked bonded laborers rescued from MS Brick kiln Mehsana district of Gujarat


Date: 27/12/2018

A team led by National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) along with district magistrate (Mehsana district Gujarat), Tehsildar, officials from labour department and police… Read More

Child marriage was stopped in Rajasthan


Date: 13/12/2018

A team from department of woman and child development on December 13 (Thursday night) intervened and stopped a child marriage in Upli village in Rajasthan. Officials said that the department was… Read More

Gujarat court gives life sentence to 11 accused in lynching case


Date: 03/12/2018

On September 13, 2012, 11 men gathered outside the house of 27-year-old Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit man, locked him inside, poured kerosene and set the house on fire, burning him to death.
Six years… Read More

Replug: Stand up against torture

By: Colin Gonsalves (The story appeared in The Hindu first)

Date: 24/10/2018

India has undermined its prestige by repeatedly promising — and failing — to ratify the Convention Against Torture

The Convention Against Torture (CAT) came into force in 1987 and India… Read More

Minor girl working as bonded labour for 8 years rescued from Delhi


Date: 31/08/2018

An eight-year journey of bonded labour finally came to an end for a minor girl from Delhi, who was rescued and restored to her parents by the Child Welfare Committee on Thursday.

The girl, a… Read More

Women working as bonded labour rescued from Pathankot, FIR lodged against captor


Date: 24/08/2018

A woman from West Bengal, who was being held as a bonded labour, was rescued from Pathankot on Thursday (23rd August, 2018), after one of her acquaintance reached out to National Campaign Committee… Read More

Family planning deaths must not go unpunished

By: Colin Gonsalves (The story appeared in The Hindu first)

Date: 26/02/2017

Last week, the criminal trial of the surgeon who conducted laparoscopic tubectomies which resulted in the deaths of 13 women in Chhattisgarh was quashed by the Chhattisgarh High Court. After telling… Read More

Souls that roar for justice: The inimitable Amma Jaitun

By: Jameen Kaur

Date: 20/03/2016

On Saturday 17 March 2017 a warrior for justice – Jaitun – commonly referred to as ‘Amma’, took her last breath and with the stillness of the night; like a rainbow that came to show her… Read More

Chhattisgarh HC to frame guidelines for medico-legal examination of rape survivors


Date: 16/07/2010

In a petition filed by a survivor of rape and trafficking in the high court of Chhattisgarh, the petitioner pleaded for termination of her pregnancy resulting from rape. Before knocking the doors of… Read More

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