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MP High Court awards compensation to woman who delivered a child despite undergoing sterilization

01/06/2018

Savita Vasuniya vs State of Madhya Pradesh and Ors.
In this particular case before the High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench), the petitioner (Savita Vasuniya) moved court for failure of… Read More

Update on PIL seeking improvement of Jharkhand schools: HC directs state to finish infrastructure construction

31/05/2018

The High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi released an order dated 8th January, 2018 in relation to the Read More

3 men, denied bail by the Sessions Court, granted bail by J&K High Court

31/05/2018

The applicants Abdul Ahad Waza (41 years old), Riyaz Ahmad Hurra (40 years old) and Ghulam-Ud-din War (43 years old) were granted bail by the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir from a bench composed of… Read More

Juvenile Justice Boards: J&K High Court seeks report from govt on amendment to SRO 117

23/05/2018

In an order dated 23rd May 2018, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court sought a report on an amendment to the SRO 117. The SRO 117 of 2018 takes away the powers of the Chief Judicial Magistrates of 14… Read More

Rohingya minor girl ‘trafficking’ case: J&K High Court seeks information from state govt

22/05/2018

The 2015 Rohingya crisis which erupted in Myanmar saw crimes and grave human rights violations ranging from rape, murder, arson and other mass atrocities covering a broad spectrum of offences… Read More

Letter to the Governor and summary of the Indian people’s tribunal on the issues of tribal land and alienation under LTR in Telangana

22/05/2018

To
His Excellency Governor
The State of Telangana
Hyderabad
Dear Hon’ble Your Excellency,

Sub: Report of Indian Peoples’ Tribunal on LTR Cases in Scheduled Areas of
Telangana-… Read More

Thousands of qualified differently-abled persons who were denied employment in electricity board appointed

17/05/2018

Pardeep Kumar vs. Rakesh Kumar Bawa and another

Pardeep Kumar and thousands of other orthopedically disabled people were allowed to join as apprentices for the post of line men… Read More

Wayanad: Biological mother granted custody of minor child, who was separated from adoptive mother

16/05/2018

Anu Mathew v. State

Background
Anu Mathew, now a 25-year-old woman from Thalappuzha village in Wayanad district, was raped by her neighbor when she was a minor… Read More

Chhattisgarh HC passes orders in PIL concerning Hepatitis E-virus epidemic caused by water contamination

16/05/2018

Mukesh Kumar Dewangan Vs. State of Chhattisgarh & Others, WPPIL no.30/2014, Hon’ble High Court of Chhattisgarh

Synopsis-
This public interest litigation was filed by… Read More

Delhi fast-track court punishes rape accused with 20 years rigorous punishment; Victim compensated with Rs 5 lakh

16/05/2018

State vs Mohd Masmudeen, etc
In the court of the Additional Sessions Judge (Special Fast Track Court), North-west, Rohini, Delhi

This was a rape case in which the two accused… Read More

Rohingya refugee case: SC directs appointment of nodal officers to address camp-dwellers’ grievances

15/05/2018

Writ Petition (Civil) No 859/2013
Jaffar Ullah and Anr versus Union of India & Ors

The Rohingyas are a sizeable minority of Myanmar’s population of 60 million. They are,… Read More

16 bonded labourers, including pregnant women & children, rescued in Srinagar

15/05/2018

Bonded labour, a kind of modern slavery, is still prevalent in India today despite several legal interventions like the Bonded Labour System Act, 1976 which seeks to abolish debt bondage or bonded… Read More

Cervical cancer vaccine case: Can rely on Parliamentary Committee Reports as evidence in court, says Supreme Court

09/05/2018

Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors. WP (C) 558/2012

A US-based NGO, PATH, had in 2012, in collaboration with ICMR and the governments of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, conducted Human Papilloma… Read More

Bombay High Court grants permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape survivor

09/05/2018

Ms. X Vs. Union of India & Anr., Writ Petition No.14261 of 2018

On 9th May 2018, the Bombay High Court granted permission to abort 25 week old pregnancy of minor rape victim. The… Read More

Jammu & Kashmir: High Court directs states to expedite setting up of JJBs, CWCs in eight districts

04/05/2018

On the directions of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir at Srinagar, the selection-cum-oversight committee, which recently met under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi, selected members… Read More

Madhya Pradesh: Maternal death due to CHC staff negligence

03/05/2018

Gangaram vs. Public Health and Family Welfare Department

A petition was filed before the Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) on 12/03/2018 in relation to a grave violation of… Read More

Call for applications: National Course on Prisoners’ Rights

02/05/2018

 

Are you a young lawyer, law student or social activist who intends to work in the field of human rights, especially to defend the rights of prisoners? CCRI, HRLN is organising… Read More

SC asks Centre to frame a comprehensive policy for the Supplementary Nutrition Programme

02/05/2018

Brief:
The Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2018 has directed the Union of India to prepare a detailed policy for the operation of both schemes i.e. Take Home Ration and Hot Cooked Meals under Integrated… Read More

Non-implementation of Forest Rights Act in Kerala: HRLN organises IPT to address problems faced by adivasi forest dwellers

26/04/2018

The Independent People Tribunal (IPT) on the “Issues and Injustice in the Implementation of Forest Right Act (FRA), 2006” (which is in its tenth year of implementation), was organised jointly by… Read More

Call for applications: Regional training for DPO’s and Lawyers on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

18/04/2018

Are you a young lawyer, law student or social activist who wishes to work in the defense of the rights of persons with disability? Our 2-day regional training that’s being conducted in Patna… Read More

17 year old tortured in custody by officers from Mumbai Railway Protection Force dies

16/04/2018

Mumbai: A 17 year old boy being reprimanded at a children’s observation home in Dongri died on April 14th at JJ Hospital, where he was brought after he complained about having difficulty in… Read More

Julie Kharbhumi Labharthi, Sehkari Sanstha Maryadit v/s The Collector, Thane & Ors.

14/04/2018

Key points in the order:

1. State to immediately destroy all existing landing sites, which are used by suction dredging boats that land and unload the illegally excavated sand, and prevent new… Read More

Call for applications for National Consultation of Lawyers on Child Rights in Himachal Pradesh

10/04/2018

If you’re a young lawyer, law student or social activist who intends to work in the field of child rights and fight for issues such as juvenile justice and sexual offences against children,… Read More

Call for applications: Training on Rights of Acid Attack Victims and Implementation of the Law

10/04/2018

The Centre for Constitutional Rights in collaboration with Meer Foundation and the Jama Humdard University is organizing The National Meeting and Training on Rights of Acid Attack Victims and… Read More

Lack of action on child bonded labour: Delhi HC issues notice to state, asks for status reports on child labour schemes

09/04/2018

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

This petition made the grievance that despite the rescue of children working as bonded labourers, the state… Read More

SC directs 4 states to make interim payment of Rs 127 crores to tea garden workers who had not been paid for 15 years

04/04/2018

International Union of Food Agr & Ors V Union Of India & Ors.
WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 365 of 2006

In a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and… Read More

Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities

03/04/2018

NPRS v UoI & Ors
W.P.(C) 2599/2018

This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

Mumbai-City civil court refuses to injunct TISS students from protesting against the removal of fee waiver for OBC-NC students #injuTISS

28/03/2018

Mumbai-City Civil Court Judge G. Aggarwal, hearing an application for interim relief by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), refused to direct the students to call off their agitation or… Read More

Transgender activist files petition in SC seeking provision of third gender option in PAN cards

28/03/2018

(Reshma Prasad versus Union of India)

A social activist from Bihar, Reshma Prasad, has filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court of India, seeking directions to the Union of India to… Read More

Peitition in case of maternal death due to non-implementation of healthcare schemes

27/03/2018

Smt. Kabita Barik Vrs. State of Orissa & Others W.P. (C) No. 5429 of 2016, In the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack

Synopsis: – That in this petition the petitioner challenges the… Read More

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