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After HRLN’s files PIL, health ministry issues Gazette notification on implementation of HIV & AIDS Act, 2017


More than a year after Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act received assent from President of India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has… Read More

State govt cannot demand Aadhaar card, bank passbook from mothers wishing to avail cashless maternity benefits, rules Delhi HC


Nisha vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors
WP(C) 9008/2016

The Delhi High Court  on July 31, 2018 said there was no legal basis for the government of NCT of Delhi to insist on… Read More

PIL filed for expanding Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana in tea estates of Assam’s Sonitpur district


Case title: Sauradeep Dey Vs. The Union of India & 4 Others; PIL No……..; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The Government of India had enacted the National Food Security Act in… Read More

HRLN receives a positive order in Mumbai regarding termination of pregnancy past the 20-week period


HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Mumbai on the 6th November 2017 regarding a petitioner’s need to terminate her pregnancy past the 20-week period mandated by the Medical… Read More

MP High Court awards compensation to woman who delivered a child despite undergoing sterilization


Meerabai Babbar vs. State of Madhya Pradesh &Ors.

In this particular case, the petitioner underwent a sterilization operation at a Government hospital namely CHC Petlabad, Jhabua… Read More

MP High Court awards compensation to woman who delivered a child despite undergoing sterilization


Savita Vasuniya vs State of Madhya Pradesh and Ors.
In this particular case before the High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench), the petitioner (Savita Vasuniya) moved court for failure of… 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

Madhya Pradesh: Maternal death due to CHC staff negligence


Gangaram vs. Public Health and Family Welfare Department

A petition was filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) on 12/03/2018 in relation to a grave violation of… Read More

Peitition in case of maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes


Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the… Read More

In comprehensive judgment, Allahabad HC passes slew of directions to improve public healthcare delivery in the state



The writ petition No. 14588 of 2009 was filed under Article 226 of the… Read More

Bombay HC permits 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy


The Bombay High Court, on 9 January, permitted a 27 weeks pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy. The woman’s foetus was suffering from serious fatal abnormalities including absence of the… Read More

Delhi HC orders enquiry into medical negligence of pregnant woman who gave birth in a rickshaw


The Delhi high court has ordered an enquiry into case of medical negligence of a woman who was denied medical help when she went into labour. The order came after HRLN filed a writ petition against… Read More

HRLN receives positive order in Safdarjung Hospital case where ‘dead’ infant was handed to family in envelope


The case of Shanti Devi v Safdarjung Hospital, which has been ongoing since late October 2017, continued in the High Court of Delhi with this positive order that HRLN recently received, where Justice… Read More

Vasectomy failure: MP High Court orders compensation for man under family planning indemnity scheme


Shyamlal Parmar v State of MP & Ors
Writ petition No. 144/2017

The petition explained that the petitioner, Shyamlal, after having two children, sought a vasectomy which was… Read More

Pregnant woman’s death: Petition filed to highlight failed implementation of NFA Act, 2013


Trinath Swain Vrs. Union of India & Others W.P. (C) No. 15159 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That the petitioner in the present… Read More

Bombay High Court permits termination of fetus with severe abnormalities at the 25-week mark


Priti Mahendra Singh Rawal vs Union Of India And Ors

Writ Petition no. 11940 OF 2017, November 6, 2017

Inadequate access to health care, poor quality services, and outdated… Read More

Maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes in Nagaland’s Mon District


Moba Changkai versus State of Nagaland & Ors,
Writ Petition No. 179 (K) of 2016
Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench.

Synopsis (Issue, facts, prayers):

This writ petition was… Read More

Non-implementation of Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS) guidelines in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh


Smti Amisa Meme Vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & ors [WP(C) No. 428(AP) 2015] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent Branch Itanagar

Smti Amisa Meme Vs State of Arunachal… Read More

Petitioner approaches High Court for immediate relief under Atal Amrit Abhiyan scheme


Rita Paul Vs. State of Assam & 4 Ors; WP(C) No. 2565/17; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The petitioner is presently suffering from uterine cancer (Choriocarcinoma). This condition… Read More

Petition filed against arbitrary denial of Mother and Child Protection Card


Case title: Anami Sobor Vs State of Assam & 5 Others; WP(C) No. 6079 of 2016; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The Petitioner is a resident of Dhullie Tea Garden in Dhullie,… Read More

MP court awards compensation to woman after failure of sterilisation operation


Writ Petition No.3634/2016

This petition showed that Komal Bai (the petitioner) had in August, 2011 underwent a sterilisation operation at the Kalapipal CHC in Shajapur in Madhya… Read More

HRLN petition seeks full implementation of JSSK scheme in Tripura


The petition noted that India accounts for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world and has a Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 178 for every 1 lakh live births. Six Indian women die every… Read More

Manipur high court passes landmark order for full implementation of JSSK scheme in Manipur


This petition noted that under Janani-Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JJSK), both the pregnant women and also the women who deliver child as well as others covered under the scheme need not to bear… 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

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

Petition seeking the recognition and implementation of the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 in Chhattisgarh


National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR) v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. [W.P. (PIL) No. of 2014], Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

National… Read More

Maternal death in District Hospital of Tuensang, Nagaland


Case title: Mrs.N.O. Asonla versus the State of Nagaland &Ors
W.P (C) No. 251 (K) of 2016,


This petition is filed is… Read More

In fight against female foeticide, SC verdict stresses on implementation of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostics act


Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India [Writ Petition (Civil) 349 of 2006], Supreme Court of India

Voluntary Health association of Punjab [VHAP], an NGO, filed… Read More

Supreme Court highlights the low status of women in Indian families, in PIL judgement on non-implementation of the PCPNDT Act


Rinzing Chewang Kazi vs. State of Sikkim & others [Writ Petition (PIL) 39 of 2012], Supreme Court of India

“ an age where people are described as civilized, a… Read More

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