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PILs and Cases

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HRLN files PIL seeking implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 for treatment of thalassemia patients


Human Rights Law Network filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL), in the Supreme Court of India on Friday (31st August) under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, seeking strict… Read More

Minor girl working as bonded labour for 8 years rescued from Delhi


An eight-year journey of bonded labour finally came to an end for a minor girl from Delhi, who was rescued and restored to her parents by the Child Welfare Committee on Thursday.

The girl, a… Read More

Delhi High Court convicts 33 accused persons in Mirchpur caste atrocity case


The Delhi High Court on 24.08.2018 passed Final Order & Judgment in an Criminal Appeal filed by Advocate Shreeji Bhavsar and Anubha Rastogi of Human Rights Law Network on behalf of the Victims of… Read More

Women working as bonded labour rescued from Pathankot, FIR lodged against captor


A woman from West Bengal, who was being held as a bonded labour, was rescued from Pathankot on Thursday (23rd August, 2018), after one of her acquaintance reached out to National Campaign Committee… Read More

Two years after rescue from bonded labour, children yet to receive justice, rehabilitation: Delhi HC issues notice


April 9, 2018

Nirmal Gorana v Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors, WP (Crl) 1011/2018

The petition informed the court that in… 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

No country for its own children: Only constant vigilance and swift action can stop child rapes in India


Human Rights Law Network expresses its concern over the recent and increasingly distressing slew of child sexual abuse cases in the country.

In the most recent instance, on August 6, 24… 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

Begging in the national capital no longer to be a crime: Delhi HC declares anti-begging provisions unconstitutional


The Delhi high court on August 8, 2018, decriminalised begging in the state, striking down several provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act (1959) as… Read More

Yet another starvation death in Jharkhand due to lack of Aadhaar card: HRLN, civil society groups conduct probe


On July 24, a starving 39-year-old man in Jharkhand breathed his last after months of suffering. He and his family, who belonged to a ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group’ (PVTG), were too poor… Read More

In a first, court grants anticipatory bail to journalist booked under sedition law


Who is affected?
Kamal Shukla, senior journalist and Editor of Bhoomkaal magazine in the Bastar region which raises issues of tribal rights and police excesses.
And millions of… Read More

State govt cannot demand Aadhaar card, bank passbook from mothers wishing to avail cashless maternity benefits, rules Delhi HC


Nisha vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors
WP(C) 9008/2016

The Delhi High Court  on July 31, 2018 said there was no legal basis for the government of NCT of Delhi to insist on… Read More

Woman abducted, trafficked as minor rescued from bonded slavery; reunited with parents after HRLN intervention


WP (Crl) 1482/2018

In this case, the petitioner filed a writ of Habeas Corpus to trace and produce before the court her daughter, (aged 19) who had been missing since 2013…. Read More

HRLN’s Kolkata unit forms a strong alliance with the transgender community in West Bengal


HRLN started working on issues faced by the transgender community since 2016, where a matter on… Read More

Supreme Courts judgment on #Lynching a hope for India


Apex Court Condemns ‘Cases of Mobocracy’, Asks Parliament To Draft New Law

The judgment pertains to a contempt petition filed by social activist Tehseen Poonawalla.& Ors. By… Read More

Patna HC directs Integrated Child Development Scheme Director to probe non-implementation of scheme in village


Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.15748 of 2017
Dhauli Devi vs The State of Bihar through its Chief Secretary & Ors

In this case, the petitioner, Dhauli Devi had approached the… Read More

Petition against State’s effort to corporatize healthcare services (Setting up Dialysis units in Goa)


Case title: Dr.Venkatesh vs State of Goa and Ors

Synopsis: The petition came to be filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa, challenging the Tender floated by the… 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

Delhi HC offers interim relief to dyslexic student who was denied opportunity to apply for bank position


W.P.(C) 5030/2018 & CM No. 19388/2018

Rohan Gupta is a dyslexic disabled student who wanted to apply for the examination for the… Read More

After HRLN intervention, Punjab govt issues notification promising easier access to treatment for hemophilia


Hemophilia Advocacy Society & Anr vs State of Punjab & Anr
Dated March 26, 2018

This petition… Read More

HRLN receives a positive order in Mumbai regarding termination of pregnancy past the 20-week period


HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Mumbai on the 6th November 2017 regarding a petitioner’s need to terminate her pregnancy past the 20-week period mandated by the Medical… Read More

Call for applications: National Convention-cum-Training Programme on Eradication of Bonded Labour


You are welcome to apply for the National Convention-cum-Training Programme on Eradication of Bonded Labour that will be held at Udaipur, Rajasthan on July 28 and 29, 2018. This two-day training… Read More

Ramgarh lynching case: Jharkhand HC grants bail to 8 out of 11 murder accused


The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to eight out of the 11 persons (including the four main accused) who had been sentenced to life imprisonment by Fast Track Court Additional District Judge II… Read More

Legal defense of journalists by Human Rights Law Network


Despite the growth in the number of newspapers, TV channels and increased access to the web space; freedom of speech and expression which is a fundamental right enshrined… Read More

News: Two islamic scholars beaten by a mob in Jharkhand for refusing to chant praises to Hindu gods


Two Islamic scholars, Maulana Azharul Islam and his brother Maulana Imran, were brutally beaten with hockey sticks last night after Taraweeh prayer by an extremist mob for refusing to chant praises… Read More

Madhya Pradesh: Court grants compensation to Dalit man attacked with acid


Nandlal Malviya v. State of MP & Others

This case is pertaining to a Dalit man namely Nandlal who became a victim of the gruesome crime of acid… Read More

Wayanad: Kerala high court stops National Highways dept from evicting rural street vendors


WP(C) 17377/2018

Recently the National Highway department started forcefully evicting rural street vendors working beside the NH 766 in Wayanad district in Kerala. The authority… Read More

Madhya Pradesh HC awards Rs 4 lakh as compensation, Rs 3 lakh worth medical expenses to acid attack survivor


Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh

Acid attack can be defined as “the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the intention to disfigure, maim,… 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

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