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When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)


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

Student leader Thokchom Veewon, charged with Sedition, granted bail by Imphal Court


Student leader Thokchom Veewon was picked up from Delhi on February 14th and charged with Sedition. The activist has been vocal in his protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the… Read More

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


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 the Defenders: Manipur meeting


The meeting was moderated by Ms. Chitra Yumnam, Advocate.

The meeting began with the welcome address and keynote from Rakesh Meihoubam, Director of HRLN Manipur. He… Read More

Defending the Defenders: Guwahati meeting


“Defending the Defenders”, a meeting between lawyers and journalists was held on the 5th of December at the Guwahati Office of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an organization… Read More

Defending the Defenders: Bangalore meeting



This initiative is a response to the grave and growing challenges to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and the right to dissent. Journalists, bloggers, authors,… Read More

In a first, court grants anticipatory bail to journalist booked under sedition law


Who is affected?
Kamal Shukla, senior journalist and Editor of Bhoomkaal magazine in the Bastar region which raises issues of tribal rights and police excesses.
And millions of… 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

UP journalist burnt alive as retaliation for having exposed politician’s crimes on Facebook


Jagendra Singh, journalist, Uttar Pradesh

Jagendra Singh, a digital journalist of repute, was assaulted and set on fire at his residence in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on 01.6.15 and died in the… Read More

Arrested over alleged Naxal links, Bastar-based journalist allowed bail after a year in jail


Santosh Yadav v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. (SLP (Cr) 7532/2016)

Bastar based Journalist Santosh Yadav had been in Jail since September 2015. He was arrested on the basis of his… Read More

Petition filed against Chhattisgarh police for filing false cases against Adivasi activist Soni Sori


The petition was filed in the Supreme Court of India because the Chhattisgarh police had allegedly made an attempt on the life of the petitioner, Soni Sori, a tribal woman from Sameli village in… Read More

Journalist sacked after seeking implementation of recommendations against corporate ownership of media houses


Pankaj Srivastava v TV18 Broadcast Limited & Anr, Delhi High Court

A senior journalist, Pankaj Srivastava approached the Court praying direction to immediately implement the… Read More

Journalist Prabhat Singh’s bail rejected by court


Prabhat Singh Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, MCRC no.2517/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The case of the prosecution is that the applicant has collected Rs…. Read More

Bail denied to journalist who reported fake encounter at Modenar


Prabhat Singh Vs. State of Chhattisgarh, MCRC no.2517/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The case of the prosecution is that the applicant has collected Rs…. Read More

Bombay high court grants bail to DU professor G N Saibaba who was arrested for ‘Maoist links’


Delhi University professor G N Saibaba, jailed for alleged Maoist links, was on Tuesday granted bail for three months by the Bombay High Court on health ground. Saibaba has been in jail since his… Read More

West Bengal: HRLN activist assaulted, falsely arraigned and arrested


Sri Krishna Kumar Chatterjee, a human rights defender associated with Human Rights Law Network in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, was attacked by miscreants who wanted to avenge Sri Chatterjee for… Read More

Apex court upholds Majithia Wage Board recommendations


A Bench led by CJI P Sathasivam said the revised pay should be given to the employees with effect from November 11, 2011 when the Centre notified the recommendations of the Board.

The Supreme… Read More

ABP Private Limited & Another V. Union of India & others (2014) 3 SCC 327


Held: Working Journalists & other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955 is valid and constitutional.

Supreme Court grants interim bail to Soni Sori and Linga Kodopi


The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to tribal school teacher of Dantewada Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodopi, a journalist, who were detained in Chhattisgarh in September 2011 on… Read More

Supreme Court issues notice to state government in the case of Soni Sori, Linga Kodopi


Soni Sori versus State of Chhattisgarh


Linga Kodopi is an Adivasi journalist. He is currently rotting in a dungeon of a Chhattisgarh prison. To force him… Read More

Soni Sori: The story of a victim of state oppression


This is a story of a woman and her family from the so called “internal security threat” of India. Soni Sori, 36, is a tribal woman from village Sameli of Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state,… Read More

HRLN gets landmark judgment in the case of Salwa Judum, a militia that burned over 650 tribal villages


Writ Petition (CIVIL) NO. 250 OF 2007

Nandini Sundar & Ors. Versus State of Chhattisgarh.

The Petitioner has filed a writ petition who is a Dr. Nandini Sunder, a professor of… Read More

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