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Defending the Defenders: Guwahati meeting


“Defending the Defenders”, a meeting between lawyers and journalists was held on the 5th of December at the Guwahati Office of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an organization… 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

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

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

A report on the flood menace: Will Assam ever be safe from its annual ravaging?


Floods are an annual recurrent event in Assam, causing damage worth crores and affecting thousands of lives. All rivers in Assam are liable to floods, mainly because they receive heavy rainfall… 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

PIL filed praying for establishment of blood bank and blood storage facilities in Udalguri


Rohit Ghosh & Another versus State of Assam & 4 Others; PIL No. 69/16; Gauhati High Court

Through an RTI, we learnt that there are no blood bank or blood storage facilities in… 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

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 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

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

HRLN’s lawyer establish prosecution’s failure to prove that authorized officer seized the ganja from conscious possession of appellants


Case title: Sarvesh Kumar Pandey & Anr. Vs. State of Assam; Criminal Appeal No. 91 of 2013 & 85 of 2014; Gauhati High Court

Synopsis: The abovementioned appeals arose out of the common judgment… Read More

Petition filed for violation of government schemes National Health Mission including the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), Mamoni Scheme and Mamta Scheme) and National Food Security, 2013


Case title: Pranita Kalita Vs. Union of India & 13 Others; WP(C) No. 7910/16; and Pranita Kalita Vs. Sri SS Meenakshi Sundaram, Director, Directorate of Social Welfare; Contempt Petition(C)… Read More

Guwahati high court orders full compensation of medical treatment for acid attack survivors


Writ Petition (Civil) 749 0f 2014, The Gauhati High Court at Guwahati

Medical treatment for an acid attack survivor is critical for living a life of dignity; it is also the… Read More

Gauhati high court orders state to ensure tea-estate workers’ right to health


The Gauhati High Court has just issued sweeping orders to the State of Assam to improve health services on tea estates. Recognizing the serious human rights violations on estates, the High Court… Read More

Guwahati HC speeds up investigation, conviction in the rape of deaf, mute woman by SSB Jawans


Kwawmdao Wary & Anr vs Union of India & Ors, PIL No. 48 of 2012

Inaction and unwillingness by the local police to pursue a case of gang-rape of a deaf and mute woman in the Kokrajhar… Read More

Supreme Court of India issues notices to the State, Union of India after HRLN files Special Leave Petition (SLP) on Maternal Mortality on Assam’s Tea Estates


New Delhi – The Honorable Supreme Court of India has issued notices to the State of Assam and Union of India on the failure of that state to implement the country’s National Rural Health Mission… Read More

High Court of Gauhati orders Air Lifting of Food and essential commodities to remote areas of Dibang valley in Arunachal Pradesh


Almost 12000 people living in the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh were facing a severe insecurity of food and essential commodities being forced to pay a heavy price for scarcity or… Read More

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