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High Court of Chhattisgarh orders release of life convicts after completion of their sentence


Amarnath Pandey vs. State of Chhattisgarh

The petition was filed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh for grant of remission and release of life convicts who have undergone jail sentence of… Read More

After 5 days of struggle, 39 trafficked bonded labourers rescued from Faridabad brick kiln site


After five days of struggle, around 39 bonded labourers who in January 2019 were trafficked from Chhatisgarh to a brick kiln site in Faridabad were freed today.

These labourers were bonded in the… Read More

Nanital HC orders local authorities to rehabilitate rescued labourers in a five-year-old case


At least 18 bonded labourers, who were rescued in 2014 from Mogga district in Punjab, let out a huge sigh of relief after the Nanital High Court ordered the local authorities to ensure their… Read More

Rescued dalit trafficked workers from Ambala, Haryana


The National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) rescued Around 56 bonded labourers belonging from the backward community that were trafficked… Read More

Student leader Thokchom Veewon, charged with Sedition, granted bail by Imphal Court


Student leader Thokchom Veewon was picked up from Delhi on February 14th and charged with Sedition. The activist has been vocal in his protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the… Read More

Pregnant woman denied medical care in Kashmir, forced to deliver on the street which caused the death of her child


Note: The political crisis in Kashmir relegates the other human rights violations faced by civilians in the state on a daily basis. We hope the crisis is resolved so the state can start focusing on… Read More

Acid attack survivor in Assam gets due compensation and medical care after a 7 year long struggle


The petitioner was thrown acid upon allegedly by her husband on 5th November, 2012 at her village in Nagaon District of Assam. She received treatment at Guwahati and had remained admitted in the… Read More

Petition to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land by Adani Power Plant in Jharkhand


Lawyers associated with Human Rights Law Network have filed a Writ petition at the Ranchi High Court demanding to quash acquisition of 1,363 acres of agricultural land for the purpose of setting up a… Read More

8 bonded labourers, two among them women, rescued in Bharuch, Gujarat.


As part of the continuous national campaign to abolish the slavery and to rescue bonded labourers across India, a rescue team led by the National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour… Read More

Bombay High Court declares having extramarital consensual same sex relationships not a criminal offense


In a first of a kind decision, the Bombay High Court declared that an extramarital consensual same sex relationship is not a criminal offense (just like how it is not a criminal offense in case of… Read More

Defending the defenders: HRLN calls for release of journalist Keshorechandra Wangkhem


Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in association with Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) organized a press conference on Tuesday demanding the immediate release of journalist Keshorechandra… Read More

Our fight to stop pharma companies from selling banned and unsafe drugs in India


The case pertains to the ban on 344 fixed dose combinations (FDCs) which includes widely popular drugs like Saridon, and skin cream Panderm, antibiotic Lupidiclox and combination diabetes drug… Read More

Defending Freedom of Speech and Expression


Meeting on Legal Defense of the Defenders

Journalist, lawyers and human rights activist came together in a show of strength and solidarity to demand the immediate release of journalist,… Read More

Defending the Defenders: Manipur meeting


The meeting was moderated by Ms. Chitra Yumnam, Advocate.

The meeting began with the welcome address and keynote from Rakesh Meihoubam, Director of HRLN Manipur. He… Read More

Breaking: BEST union workers secure demands for pay hike, end 9 day strike


In a victory for the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) workers’ union, the union, through Court order, secured the implementation of an interim pay-hike for about 15,000… Read More

Breaking: Rajasthan Court grants bail to 14 workers from #Daikin company.


14 workers were arrested by Rajasthan Police for participating in the All India Trade Union Strike on January 8th, 2019. Daikin unleashed violence upon its own workforce in connivance with the police… Read More

Fact Finding Report: Violence unleashed upon workers in Neemrana by Daikin in connivance with the state police



A team of 11 members of various organizations visited the families of workers as well as police
stations and courts in the Shahajahanpur, Neemrana and Behror areas, in the… Read More

Read: Critique of Transgender Bill 2018


A critique of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018

By Rachana Mudraboyina & Kranti L C

Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana… Read More

14 year old sexual assault survivor granted permission to terminate pregnancy


In late November, 2018, the Petitioner, the Petitioner, a 14 year old girl, revealed to her mother that she had been sexually assaulted multiple times by two boys who were known to her. An FIR came… Read More

In the news: Bombay high court permits surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy


The Bombay high court permitted a surrogate mother to terminate her 24-week-old pregnancy after the foetus was found to have multiple cardiac abnormalities. The HC was hearing a petition filed by a… Read More

Recent updates from the Kashmir Unit


1.Mohammad Isaac vs state of j&k and others

This case pertains to fake a encounter that took place in the year 2008.
In this case, the court directed the state conclude the prosecution against… Read More

Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves condemns arrest of journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha


The Annual General Body Meeting 2018(AGM 2018) of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) was held at Rajasthan from 19th December to 23rd December 2018. It was attended by many lawyers and activists… Read More

47 trafficked bonded laborers rescued from MS Brick kiln Mehsana district of Gujarat


A team led by National Campaign Committee for Eradication of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) along with district magistrate (Mehsana district Gujarat), Tehsildar, officials from labour department and police… Read More

Child marriage was stopped in Rajasthan


A team from department of woman and child development on December 13 (Thursday night) intervened and stopped a child marriage in Upli village in Rajasthan. Officials said that the department was… Read More

Govt. order barring primitive tribal groups from availing family planning facilities quashed by Court


A 1979 government order and its subsequent amendment of 2017 which barred persons from primitive tribal groups (officially labelled as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups- PVTG – which includes… Read More

M.A. Antony @ Antappan v. State of Kerala


The Court commuted the death sentence awarded to the petitioner in the Review Petition while giving consideration to the socio-economic factors concerning the… Read More

Cases of Prisoners on Death Row


SC Commutes Death Sentences of 15 Convicts to Life Imprisonment

Shatrughan Chauhan & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors., (2014) 3 SCC 1

In… Read More

Migrant domestic worker rescued after being held captive for two years


Sarika Bai (name changed), a 25 year old, was trafficked from Orissa two years ago to Delhi on the pretext of a job and was employed by a family in Patel Nagar.

The employers didn’t allow her to… Read More

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

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