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(This is the first case in Kerala challenging the lack of transgender policy in Calicut University and the denial of changing the gender and name in the certificate of… Read More



The Petitioner is a person having 50% disability on account of vision impairment. He has successfully completed bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kerala… Read More

Further investigation in Activist Molestation Case


An aspiring journalist and activist was assaulted and molested by several persons for trying to prevent the cutting of a tree. The Police had already submitted Charge Sheet under Section… Read More

Sentence Condoned after fourteen years


Smt Pyne, was a victim of domestic violence. One night when her abusive husband was assaulting her, she had attacked him in such a manner where he had died. She was in… Read More

Case of abandoned NRI brides: Supreme Court issues notice to the state


Desertion of NRI brides

The issue arises when these NRI men marry Indian women and then abandon them after dowry extraction and sexual exploitation. The wives are often deserted at crucial stages… 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

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

Delhi fast-track court punishes rape accused with 20 years rigorous punishment; Victim compensated with Rs 5 lakh


State vs Mohd Masmudeen, etc
In the court of the Additional Sessions Judge (Special Fast Track Court), North-west, Rohini, Delhi

This was a rape case in which the two accused… 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

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

Piyali Dutta vs State of West Bengal: Acid attack survivor granted compensation


W.P. 26174 of 2014

The Petitioner, Piyali Dutta, is an acid attack survivor who had written to the Chief Secretary, State of West Bengal requesting for interim compensation of Rs…. 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 directs DLSA to consider request of woman with 60% petrol burns seeking enhanced compensation


The Delhi high court has directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to consider and respond to the claims of a survivor of petrol burns for enhanced compensation.

The survivor in the… Read More

In a first, acid attack survivor in Madhya Pradesh granted compensation of Rs 7 lakh


Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
Writ Petition no. 742 /2017

The petition was filed by HRLN on the behalf of a poor married woman. Her husband was a farmer in Mathura. The… Read More

Anjali Anand vs. State of M.P. and Others


WRIT PETITION NO (PIL) 20605 /2017

On 24-11-2017, new born child care unit of M.Y. Government Hospital caught fire. 47 infants got suffocated in the fire. 4-5 infants got critically injured, a… 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

Case of domestic abuse


Lamxi versus Dipti Ram, Court of Metropolitan Magistrate, Jaipur Metropolitan

Petitioner Lamxi, aged 25 years old, was married to Mr. Dipti Ram on 10/03/2016 with all religious… 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

Petition filed for access to basic health facilities in lower Dibhang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh


Smti Papu Miso Vs state of Arunachal Pradesh [WP(C) no.425 (AP) of 2015] In the Gauhati High Court, Permanent branch Itanagar.

Smti Papu Miso has filed a petition on… Read More

Court grants compensation in acid attack case, directs State to provide free treatment.


Case title: Suo Moto vs State of Assam & Director General of Police; WP(C) Taken up No. 749 /2014; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: On the night of 06-11-2013, at around 10.30 pm,… 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

Petition demanding transfer of investigation of deceased rape victim aged 20 to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) .


Surat Singh v. State of Haryana

The writ petition of Surat Singh v. State of Haryana demands the investigation of rape and murder of Kaffi Devi, aged 20 to be… 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

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