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PILs and Cases

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Respite for 72 refugee families who were denied govt housing allotted to them


The Kasturba Nagar CHS Ltd. ….Petitioner
Kisan A. Maheshwari (Since Deceased through legal heirs) and Ors. …. Respondent
W.P. No. 3439 of 2014
Date of… Read More

Evicted, homes demolished, some sent far away, others left to perish: Development vs Lives


WP (L) No.3301 of 2017 – Sandeep Shivaji Shirke & Ors. v. Assistant Municipal Commissioner & Ors. And some other petitions filed for similarly displaced persons.

Assam: How hundreds were rendered homeless in Amchang


Human Rights Law Network recently prepared a representation filed before the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup(M), Assam, on behalf of 162 households of Yusuf Nagar who were recently evicted on a… Read More

Chandrakant Kamble & Ors vs The State of Goa & ors: SC orders stay on eviction of 21 daily wage workers’ families


Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s). 30702/2017 (Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 04-10-2017 in MCA No. 693/2017 passed by the High Court Of Judicature At Bombay… Read More

Delhi HC rebukes DDA counsel, appoints court commissioners to oversee Kathputli colony demolition, rehabilitaton


In the demolition drive of Delhi’s Kathputli Colony by the DDA, the Delhi high court rebuked the DDA’s counsel and appointed a 3-member committee to ascertain the position on the ground.

The… Read More

Tribals manhandled for opposing land takeover by the govt. in Itanagar


Miss Jape Apora & 2 ors versus the State of Arunachal Pradesh,Writ Petition (C) no. 97 of 2017, Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

Miss Jape Apora & Ors are from… Read More

Acquisition of land: Petition filed for compensation due to tribals in Kerala


Residents of Njamalamkunnu Colony Vs District Collector

The residents of Njamalamkunnu colony are Paniyas, an ethnic group, which are included in the list of… Read More

Petition filed for the appointment of a guardian


Johny Pallithazath Vs Thankachan and others

Johny Pallithazath is the director of Jyothi Nivas Charitable society running a home for mentally ill for the past 26… Read More

Tribal villagers from Changlang district escape floods, but left homeless and without basic amenities


Shri B.R Chakma & ors Vs State of A.P and 4 ors [WP(c) 219 (AP) 2017]In Gauhati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench]

The Petitioners were the unfortunate victims of flood that… Read More

Sexual violence, physical assault, looting of property and destruction of property by the security forces consisting of CoBRA, CRPF, District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the local police in the villages of Pedagallur, Chhattisgarh


Kadati Sushila and Ors. V State of Chhattisgarh WPCR/54/17, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

The petitioners herein are victims of sexual violence, physical assault,… Read More

Stay issued on the Demolishment of Tribal Juggies


Rajpur colony Vs. State of Punjab

The said petition has been filed by a group who belongs to de-notified tribe from Rajasthan who around 35 years back had migrated to Punjab in… Read More

PIL for the strict implementation of the Street Vendors Act, 2014 to prevent damage of the livelihood of hawkers


National Hawker Federation, Ranchi v. The Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(PIL) No. 3096 of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand

The petitioner’s organization was… Read More

Tribal land occupied by Assam Rifles and ITBP


Shri Kanam Mipi & Anr versus State of Arunachal Pradesh & 8 ors, Writ Petition (C) no. 74 of 2017, Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

The community land Mipi (Ediya) Village is presently… Read More

Return Singur land to farmers, Supreme Court orders West Bengal government


In a reality check to State acquisition of agricultural land under emergency clause for industrial projects of private companies, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the CPI (M)-led West Bengal… Read More

Ancestral tribal land marked sanctuary area without consultation with tribals who live and work there


Smti Ngasi Mena versus State of Arunachal Pradesh and 8 ors, PIL no. 2 of 2014, Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

Through a notification of 1998, a chunk of ancestral land… Read More

Petition filed for compensation for land


Kattimada Adivasi Bhoomi Samrakshana Samithi Vs Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, Min. for Revenue, District Collector and ITDP Officer

50 landless Tribal… Read More

Villagers displaced to build hydropower plant in Dibhang valley denied compensation


Shri Ajanto Meto & others Vs the state of arunachal Pradesh & ors [WP(C) no.65/2016] In Gauhati High Court, permanent of Itanagar

In this writ petition the petitioners… Read More

Fact finding on Public Health Centres in Shillong, Meghlaya


Please find the Fact Finding Report attached.

Public Health Centres in Ri-Bhoi and East Khasi hills Districts of Meghalaya
26th April, 2016

High Court stops eviction of 50 families living in slums


Sukumar Ari &Ors. Vs. State of West Bengal &Ors. – For impugning the eviction order of the Executive Magistrate. The High Court stopped the eviction of 50 families living in the slum.

Jhuggi Jhopri Ekta Manch Vs. Municipal Corporation of Delhi and others- W.P. (C) 3756/2012


The petition was filed in Public Interest seeking issuance of order or direction for rehabilitation of the residents of Arjun Das Cluster in East Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi. The petitioners also sought… Read More

HRLN takes up battle to rehabilitate Arjun Das Slum Cluster residents: Delhi HC grants interim protection from demolition


Jhuggi Jhopri Ekta Manch, an organisation working on housing rights for poor slum dwellers and struggles against forced evictions, approached Human Right Law Network along with the residents of Arjun… Read More

PUCL and Sanyukt Basti Samiti vrs State of Jharkhand


W.P.(PIL) No 1076/2011 (I.A. No. 1122/ 2011)

By this Public Interest Litigation the High Court passed an order to remove all kinds of encroachments from public lands. Resulting Thousand housed in… Read More

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families in Karol Bagh


On Thursday, 28 July 2011, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished the houses of 15 Dalit families who had been living in the Karol Bagh area for the past 60 years. The demolition was… Read More

Delhi HC orders urgent relief of food, shelter, healthcare at DDA demolition site


The High Court of Delhi on March 25, 2011, ordered emergency relief of food, water, shelter, and health care services to be provided to 5,000 residents of Gayatri Colony (West Patel Nagar) who were… Read More

HRLN interventions in homeless shelters



People’s Union for Civil Liberties versus Union of India

HRLN filed a Petition along with the PUCL for the homeless shelters in 2011 for the States of Delhi,… Read More

SC takes state govts to task, says they are bound to give dignified treatment to urban homeless


The Supreme Court of India has passed an order-dated 05.05.10 in the historic PUCL V. Union of India, directing various State Governments for making massive scale arrangements for… Read More

In historic judgment, Delhi HC orders relocation of slum dwellers with guarantee to quality of life


Mukandi Lal & Others V. Municipal Corporation of Delhi & Others

Writ Petition (Civil) 9246 of 2009

HRLN was approached by the head of a community called “Gadia Lohar” which is a nomadic… Read More

Writ Petition © No. 196 of 2001


Order dated 10/2/2010 Item No.1

The Additional Solicitor General has filed a status report which stated that the Chief Secretary, NCT of Delhi has decided to double the existing number of… Read More

Gujarat HC grants residential accommodation for more than 6,600 hutments dwellers of Baroda city


In a significant achievement on Housing Front, HRLN Lawyer Mr. Subramaniam Iyer achieved residential accommodation for more than 6600 hutment dwellers of Baroda city in Gujarat under Jawaharlal Nehru… Read More

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