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Journalists laid off: The Covid-19 Lockdown


National Alliance Of Journalists & Ors. vs Union Of India & Ors is a Public Interest Litigation moved by Journalist Unions against the inhuman and illegal… Read More

Delhi HC grants relief to 1200 HPCL workers; orders payment of Rs. 42 crores within one week


The Delhi High Court on 24.4.2020 granted relief to over 1200 workers of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, which operates two Mills in Assam, at Cachar and… Read More

Report of District Level Meeting on “Freedom from Forced Labour and Modern Slavery in Agricultural Sector” at Sabarkantha, Gujarat


Human Rights Law Network(HRLN)hadorganised a district-level meetingin collaboration with ‘Actionaid’, ‘Aajeevika bureau’and ‘Kotra… Read More

Report on the Meeting on Land Rights and Organization Building Banaskantha, Gujarat – 21st September, 2019


Human Right Law Network, Gujarat organized a one day seminar on Land Rights and Organization Building with Banaskantha Dalit Sangathan at Banaskantha, Gujarat on 21st… Read More

Humanitarian Hinderance: The Covid-19 Lockdown


Petition in the Supreme Court of India for unorganised labourers during the Covid-19 lockdown

This petition is… Read More

Bonded labourers rescued from Haryana Brick Kiln


After receiving a tip-off, bonded labourers – including women and children were rescued from a brick kiln in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The labourers who were… Read More

12 trafficked tribal children rescued from Una Himachal Pradesh


Minors from the tribal belts of Assam and Tripura in the NorthEastern states of India were trafficked to work at restaurants and hotels in Una, Himachal Pradesh…. Read More

Rescued dalit trafficked workers from Ambala, Haryana


The National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) rescued Around 56 bonded labourers belonging from the backward community that were trafficked… Read More

Delhi High Court grants relief to 297 Press Trust of India employees fired overnight


Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 27.11.2018 granted interim relief to 297 employees who had been retrenched overnight by the Press Trust of India vide Notice dated 29.9.2018. These employees span across… Read More

Another minor rescued as bonded labour from Shalimar Bagh, second in two months


As part of the continuous national campaign to eradicate the bonded labour and to rescue bonded labours across India, a team comprising of social activist Mr. Nirmal Gorana, Convener of National… Read More

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Wayanad: Kerala high court stops National Highways dept from evicting rural street vendors


WP(C) 17377/2018

Recently the National Highway department started forcefully evicting rural street vendors working beside the NH 766 in Wayanad district in Kerala. The authority… Read More

16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar


Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years


International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

Allahabad HC orders stay on arrest of 6 LG Electronics workers who were punished for trying to unionise


This is a case where LG Electronics started transferring its workers to remote locations. However, only those workers who were actively engaged in forming worker unions under the aegis of All India… Read More

PIL filed on the issue of misappropriation of funds in the course of implementation of scheme under MGNREGA


Jagannath Soren Vs State Of West Bengal And Ors – PIL filed on the issue of misappropriation of funds in the course of implementation of scheme under MGNREGA (the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural… Read More

Trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Jammu & Kashmir


The NCCEBL, Socio Legal Information Centre (SLIC), Delhi and Action Aid India, with support of Samba and Reasi District administration of Jammu and Kashmir, jointly… Read More

Supreme Court voids the suspension of an advocate punished by the Chhattisgarh Bar Council and Bar Council of India



CIVIL APPEAL NO. 15540 OF 2017

In the current case, the respondent, Balwant Thakur had filed a… Read More

25 bonded labourers from Sahira Adivasi community of Madhya Pradhesh rescued from Rajasthan


25 people from eight families were rescued on Saturday night after the National Campaign Committee For Eradication Of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) — a wing of the HRLN’s Delhi unit — along with the… Read More

Delhi HC strikes down ESIC’s fraudulent move to create, sell medical institutions



W.P.(C)No.11837 of 2015

In a significant move, the Delhi high court on October 12, 2017, declared as “legally impermissible” the Employees’… Read More

Order passed asking respsondents to comply with the NRHM and facilitate health services in tea garden areas


Case title: PAJHRA Vs. Sri V.K. Pipersenia & 6 Ors; Contempt Petition (C) No. 350/16; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: An order was passed in a PIL(PIL No. 21/2012) on 29-05-2015… Read More

Petition seeking better working conditions for Police constables in Chhattisgarh


Rakesh Yadav Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Another, WP(PIL) No.30 of 2015, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

Rakesh Yadav Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & another, the… Read More

Questioning the policy of the Indian Army regarding Officers with disabled children


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and Ors. [ SLP 351/2017], Hon’ble Supreme Court of India


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and… Read More

Disabled worker arbitrarily denied promotion, files application in Orissa Administrative Tribunal


Smt. Uma Devi Vrs. Chief Secretary, Odisha, Secretariat Building, Bhubaneswar, Orissa & Others
O.A. No. 1208 © of 2016 Orissa Administrative Tribunal, Cuttack Bench,… Read More

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