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Police Sensitisation and Trainings


HRLN regularly conducts training for Police Officers and various members of law enforcement agencies in order to make them aware of the rights of Rohingya Refugees in… Read More

Rights of the marginalised in Gujarat: The Covid-19 Lockdown


As India attempts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the marginalised received the hardest hit from the novel virus. In the days leading up to 24th March 2020 the… Read More

Rights of the marginalised in Chhattisgarh: The Covid-19 Lockdown


The petitioner has filed the instant petition praying for appropriate direction to the respondents to exercise their powers under various legal provisions and take… Read More

Rights of the marginalised in Maharashtra: The Covid-19 Lockdown


The Public interest litigation filed sought to identify traditional blindspots that have either been denied civic services or civic services have been albeit late to… Read More

Ex-Post Facto Environmental clearance unsustainable in law. SC directs industries to pay reparations of Rs. 10 Crore


This Appeal was filed by three industries operating in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, against an order of the NGT which ordered revocation of the ex post factoRead More

Humanitarian Hinderance: The Covid-19 Lockdown


Petition in the Supreme Court of India for unorganised labourers during the Covid-19 lockdown

This petition is… Read More

HRLN’s Response to Delhi Riots


When Delhi riots broke out on the 24th of February, an Advocate and a Social Activist from HRLN immediately reached Chand Bagh to assist people who were stranded and… Read More

Transgender consultation report


Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) organised a consultation to discuss the legal support needed for accessing transgender rights on 14th of February 2018 at its office in New Delhi. The symposium was a… Read More

Law of Sedition in India and Freedom of Expression, by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India


Valedictory address by Hon’ble Justice Deepak Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India, at the workshop of lawyers, organised by praleen Public Charitable Trust and Lecture Committee at Ahmedabad,… Read More



(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

Calcutta High Court Grants Protection to mother and disabled Daughter


harmitha a disabled lady had approached the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta owing to repeated instances of Harassment by some local miscreants. She resides in the… Read More

Lesbian daughter protected


A lesbian lady was threatened by her mother and daughter. As she is in a relationship with another lady, her family threatened to rape her. The High Court at Calcutta,… Read More

Rapist denied bail for his atrocities on a disabled lady


A Division Bench of the High Court at Calcutta, had denied bail to the petitioner for committing rape upon a disabled lady. The Court saw that the accused was an aged… 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

Lynching Case anticipatory bail cancelled


A lady was assaulted by 14 persons over a trivial issue that dust from her house was irritating her neighbours. The miscreants assaulted her and made her immobile. The… 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

University forced to change admission form for Transgender Lady


Alia Sk, a transgender lady wanted to pursue her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, was unable to fill up her form owing to the fact that the university only had male and… Read More

Preliminary Fact Finding Report into the events of 15th and 16th December, 2019 at Aligarh Muslim University


A three member fact-finding team comprising of Advocate Aman Khan, Advocate Fazal Abdali and Advocate Fawaz Shaheen reached Aligarh Muslim University around 4 in the morning on 16-12-19. We entered…

Aligarh Muslim University Violence Case – Allahabad High Court Order


After nationwide protests erupted against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 which is ultra vires the Constitution of India in violation of the secular fabric of India,… Read More

Plea in SC highlights need for an increase in Blood Banks in India


The Association of Rural Surgeons of India has filed a plea in the Supreme Court highlighting the access of blood transfusions to those lives are at risk in emergency health situations. In its plea,… Read More

Silencing Journalists in India


New Delhi, October 3, 2019: The freedom of press is passing through a challenging phase in India with journalists are continued to be persecuted through cases and threats. A study – Silencing… Read More

When gunshots are our morning alarm (Part – I)


By Ujjaini Chatterji
Mumbai, September 27

Kashmir is a multi-layered topic. It is often becoming increasingly difficult for us to distinguish the legal nuances of the… Read More

Delhi HC quashes ‘LEAVE INDIA NOTICE’ to Pakistani Woman


In Mohd. Javed & ANR versus Union of India & ANR, the Delhi High Court quashed the “LEAVE INDIA NOTICE” which was served upon Nausheen Naz on… Read More

Bonded labourers rescued from Haryana Brick Kiln


After receiving a tip-off, bonded labourers – including women and children were rescued from a brick kiln in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The labourers who were… Read More

12 trafficked tribal children rescued from Una Himachal Pradesh


Minors from the tribal belts of Assam and Tripura in the NorthEastern states of India were trafficked to work at restaurants and hotels in Una, Himachal Pradesh…. Read More

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