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HRLN Litigation to challenge violence against protestors by Uttar Pradesh Police


Uttar Pradesh has been the worst hit in the past few months with the state taking a number of actions that seemed completely arbitrary, which included shutting down of… Read More

SC stays Allahabad HC’s closure order of cafe operated by acid attack survivors


Setting aside the order of Allahabad High Court (Lucknow bench) which upheld the shutting down of ‘Sheroes Hangout’ cafe in Lucknow (run by Acid Attack survivors) as per the decision of the Uttar… Read More

Bhim army founder Chandrashekhar challenges his detention by the UP govt: SC issues notices to state, Saharanpur DM


Chandrashekhar @ Ravan Vs State of Uttar Pradesh Special Leave Petition (Crl) 26284/2018 in the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the state of Uttar… Read More

UP board, media houses breach the right to privacy of gender non-conforming person: Allahabad HC takes action


The UP unit of HRLN filed a petition on behalf of a gender non-conforming person who suffered a breach of privacy at the hands of UP Board officials and certain media houses.

In 2011, the… Read More

Allahabad HC orders stay on arrest of 6 LG Electronics workers who were punished for trying to unionise


This is a case where LG Electronics started transferring its workers to remote locations. However, only those workers who were actively engaged in forming worker unions under the aegis of All India… 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

88 bonded labourers rescued: After inaction from Meerut, Muzaffarnagar district magistrates, Allahabad HC seeks reply


Nirmal Gorana  vs State Of UP & Ors (PIL 2936/2018)

The case pertains to the rescue of nearly 88 bonded labourers from 22 Dalit families hailing from… Read More

UP Court orders bail of domestic worker, her husband in frivolous complaint


Johra Bibi was a domestic worker in a house in a residential complex, Mahagun Society, Noida. She had allegedly not being paid wages, but when she demanded them, she was assaulted and illegally… Read More

Shamlipur violence: Do not arrest until you find credible evidence, UP court directs police


Vinay Ratan was accused of being an accomplice in the Shamlipur violence. In its case, HRLN contended that Ratan was neither named in the FIR, nor he was actually present at the spot of the incident… Read More

UP private university levies illegal fees, expels students for peaceful protest: Allahabad HC seeks affidavit


HRLN filed a writ petition on the behalf of students who were expelled by Galgotias University in Uttar Pradesh for participating in a peaceful protest against the levying of illegal fees by the… Read More

Four detained Rohingya asylum seekers released from jail


In this case, four Rohingya refugees along with one from Bangladesh were arrested by the Faridabad Police under section 3/14 of Foreigners Act, 1946 and section 12 of passport Act as they entered in… Read More

8 lac compensation to the family of the sewage worker who died from suffocation inside a sewer chamber and contractor banned for 7 years


Public Interest Litigation No. 21728 of 2015 “Abhijit Chaterji Vs. Sate of U.P. & Others.


A news report was published in a daily Hindi & English News Paper on… Read More

Allahabad high court orders free treatment to two acid attack survivors


Anshika Singh & 5 Others versus Union of India & Ors.

The petition was filed by seven law students and waas based on… Read More

HRLN law interns file a PIL to compensate acid attack survivor in Allahabad HC


PIL NO. 68901 OF 2013.

Ayushi Dubey & Ors versus Union of India & Ors.

The PIL was filed by law interns associated with the Human Rights Law Network. Hearing public interest litigation… Read More

People’s Vigilance Committee for Human Rights and another vs. State of U.P. & Ors. Criminal Writ PIL No. 13160 of 2012


The High Court of Allahabad

The petition was filed after a prisoner died in custody due to medical negligence. An amount of compensation was prayed for in the petition on behalfof the wife of the… Read More

HRLN files PIL over 40,000 quintal food grain rotting in open in Allahabad (Doaba Utthan Evam Vikas Samiti Vs. Union of India & others)


Public Interest Litigation No. 39849 of 2011
Doaba Utthan Evam Vikas Samiti Vs. Union of India & others

On July 16, 2011, it was found that around 40,000 quintal of wheat rotting in rain under… Read More

Stree Adhikar Sangthan Vs UOI Writ Petition No. 6723/2009


This PIL is connected to Writ Petition No.: 5144/2009 (above mentioned) as the same Community Hopsital also denied the victim of this PIL medical assistance.

This PIL seeks justice for a woman:… Read More

Stree Adhikar Sangthan Vs Union of India & Others Writ Petition No.: 5144/2009


Geeta Devi, a Dalit woman, resident of Dhankamai in Fatehphur, Uttar Pradesh was refused medical assistance on the 17th January 2009, from 3 different medical institutions, before she was forced to… Read More

People’s Union for Civil Liberties, District Unit, Banda District and Ors Vs State of Uttar Pradesh. & Ors. Writ Petition No.: 6464/2008


This case highlights the violation of the right to dignity and the right to health care of Shushila Devi, who was extorted money when she sought medical assistance in the delivery of her… Read More

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