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Lawyer Shreeji Bhavsar speaks on the sexual assault and murder of 15 year old girl in Dholpur, Rajasthan #BetiBachao


Rajasthan High Court, on September 25th, 2018, issued notice to the state government and CBI in case of sexual assault and murder of 15-year-old a minor girl in Dholpur district, Rajasthan. According… Read More

Two years after rescue from bonded labour, children yet to receive justice, rehabilitation: Delhi HC issues notice


April 9, 2018

Nirmal Gorana v Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors, WP (Crl) 1011/2018

The petition informed the court that in… Read More

No country for its own children: Only constant vigilance and swift action can stop child rapes in India


Human Rights Law Network expresses its concern over the recent and increasingly distressing slew of child sexual abuse cases in the country.

In the most recent instance, on August 6, 24… Read More

Patna HC directs Integrated Child Development Scheme Director to probe non-implementation of scheme in village


Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.15748 of 2017
Dhauli Devi vs The State of Bihar through its Chief Secretary & Ors

In this case, the petitioner, Dhauli Devi had approached the… Read More

‘Doubtful voter’: Guwahati High Court upholds citizenship status of petitioner, sets aside previous order


Case title: Sri Ananda Chandra Paul Vs. The Union of IndiaPIL No. 5723/2013; Gauhati High Court

The learned Foreigners’ Tribunal, Barpeta, had held… Read More

Juvenile Justice Boards: J&K High Court seeks report from govt on amendment to SRO 117


In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt


The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother


Anu Mathew v. State

Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… 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

Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor


Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

Jammu & Kashmir: High Court directs states to expedite setting up of JJBs, CWCs in eight districts


On the directions of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir at Srinagar, the selection-cum-oversight committee, which recently met under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi, selected members… Read More

17 year old tortured in custody by officers from Mumbai Railway Protection Force dies


Mumbai: A 17 year old boy being reprimanded at a children’s observation home in Dongri died on April 14th at JJ Hospital, where he was brought after he complained about having difficulty in… Read More

Call for applications for National Consultation of Lawyers on Child Rights in Himachal Pradesh


If you’re a young lawyer, law student or social activist who intends to work in the field of child rights and fight for issues such as juvenile justice and sexual offences against children,… Read More

Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes


Nirmal Gorana v Government of NCT of Delhi & Ors
WP (Crl) 1011/2018

This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

Sampurna Behrua vs UoI: The battle for juvenile justice concludes after 12 years


The Supreme Court on February 9, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Sampurna Behrua vs Union of India & OrsRead More

Delhi HC issues notice in case of school discriminating against child with ADHD


The Delhi High Court on February 6, 2018, issued notices to respondent parties in a case of discrimination against and the denial of the right to education to a 6-year-old child suffering from… Read More

498 students in 2 rooms: PIL on terrible state of public school in Jharkhand’s Wasseypur


A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in October 2017 in Jharkhand High Court for direction to the respondents/state for the implementation of RTE Act and Hon’ble Supreme Court in… Read More

PIL filed for proper implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in J&K


Tanvi Ahuja verus state of J&K and others, PIL 09/15, J&K High Court

The instant PIL has been filed by a Delhi based activist namely Ms. Tanvi Ahuja who has been… Read More

Petition to release trafficked minor from illegal confinement and let her uncle take care of minor till the time she is handed over to her parents


Mohammad Faroz vs state of J&K and others, OWP 141/16, J&K High Court.

The petitioner namely Mohammad Faroz is the maternal uncle of a minor girl namely Parveen, who has… Read More

J&K: Petition seeks implementation of Right to Education Act, 25% reservation for BPL students


Mohammad Ahsan Untoo Versus state of J&K and others PIL 21/15, J&K High Court.

The petitioner is a social rights activist seeks the indulgence of the Hon’ble court… Read More

Minors granted refugee status by UNHCR


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

Synopsis: The Railway Protection Force apprehended… Read More

Habeas Corpus filed against Domestic Violence Victim


Sabith Vs Jamsheera and Others

Jamsheera, Kunnathu House, Muderi, Kalpetta is married to Sabith, S/o Hanif, Puthenpurayil House, Elangode, Panur, Kannur. Sabith has… Read More

Punjab HC directs State Government to award compensation to orphans


Baby Kajal and another Vs. State of Punjab

Baby Kajal and her brother Badal at the relevant time i.e. in the year 2013 were 6 and 4 years old respectively. Their… 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 Pradesh’s Sheopur district and other regions of Shivpuri in… Read More

Petition against paramilitary forces occupying government school premises in Jharkhand


Rajesh Ranjan v. Union of India and ors. [W.P (PIL) 6095 of 2016]

School buildings namely Nav Prathmaik Vidyalay, Chirudih and Karanpura College, Barkagaon Block; Dadi Kalan… Read More

Dismal condition of Public Hospitals in Sukma district, Chhattisgarh


Bichem Pondi v Union of India and 03 others. W.P. (PIL) No. 11/2016, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh.

Sukma was given the status of new district in 2012. More than three years have… Read More

Minor Rohingya asylum seekers arrested in West Bengal categorised ‘child in need of care and protection’


State v X, Child Welfare Committee

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of X (belonging to the Rohingya community from Myanmar), who… Read More

Rohingya Minor released after UNHCR grants him refugee status


State v. Md. Juber Rahingi and Anr, Child Welfare Committee, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal

HRLN Kolkata filed a petition before the Child Welfare Committee for the release of… 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

Children not receiving regular mid-day meals in Jharkhand


Gulab Chandra Prajapati v.  Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 2214 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner who is also a social activist and the… Read More

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