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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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


(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

Starvation deaths: Supreme Court to hear HRLN’s petition on linking of ration, Aadhaar cards


Koili Devi & Ors vs Union of India & Ors, WRIT PETITION (C) No: 61 OF 2018

HRLN filed this writ petition on starvation deaths occurring in the country. This petition will… Read More

Fatima Nafees files defamation suit against Times of India, Times Now, Dilli Aaj Tak for spreading defamatory fake news against son, Najeeb Ahmed


Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, last week filed a suit in the Delhi high court through Human Rights Law Network against some prominent media outlets for civil… 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

Kerala HRLN provides medical aid to infirm, old Adivasi woman, files petition to improve quality of life


An elderly adivadi woman from the Paniya community had been suffering from cancerous growth in her mouth. She lived with her husband Gopalan who is also old and infirm.

The 79-year-old lived in… Read More

Sampurna Behrua vs UoI: The battle for juvenile justice concludes after 12 years


The Supreme Court on February 9, 2018, delivered a judgement in the Sampurna Behrua vs Union of India & OrsRead More

Delhi HC issues notice in case of school discriminating against child with ADHD


The Delhi High Court on February 6, 2018, issued notices to respondent parties in a case of discrimination against and the denial of the right to education to a 6-year-old child suffering from… Read More

Indore’s MY Hospital fire: Petition seeks action against negligent authorities, compensation


Anjali Anand V Medical Education Department

On November 23, 2017, the new-born care unit on the second floor of Indore’s M.Y. Hospital in which 47 infants were kept on ventilators… Read More

Vasectomy failure: MP High Court orders compensation for man under family planning indemnity scheme


Shyamlal Parmar v State of MP & Ors
Writ petition No. 144/2017

The petition explained that the petitioner, Shyamlal, after having two children, sought a vasectomy which was… Read More

In a first, acid attack survivor in Madhya Pradesh granted compensation of Rs 7 lakh


Yashoda Bai vs. State of Madhya Pradesh
Writ Petition no. 742 /2017

The petition was filed by HRLN on the behalf of a poor married woman. Her husband was a farmer in Mathura. The… Read More

Supreme Court directs Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore for river pollution


In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to pay Rs 100 crore — possibly the highest amount of compensation that a state government has ever been asked to pay… Read More

Delhi HC rebukes DDA counsel, appoints court commissioners to oversee Kathputli colony demolition, rehabilitaton


In the demolition drive of Delhi’s Kathputli Colony by the DDA, the Delhi high court rebuked the DDA’s counsel and appointed a 3-member committee to ascertain the position on the ground.

The… Read More

Army transfer policy for officers with dependent disabled children challenged in Supreme Court


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch & Ors:

The Supreme Court allowed the petition Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav vs. Military Secretary Branch & Ors, SLP(C)351/2017,… Read More

Kerala High Court upholds rights of 100% disabled person as ‘person with disability’ under National Trust Act


Rosamma vs District Collector, Wayanad Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad & Ors

WP(c) No.21082/17 before High Court of Kerala

Ulahannan met with a road accident after which, he is… Read More

25 bonded labourers from Sahira Adivasi community of Madhya Pradhesh rescued from Rajasthan


25 people from eight families were rescued on Saturday night after the National Campaign Committee For Eradication Of Bonded Labour (NCCEBL) — a wing of the HRLN’s Delhi unit — along with the… Read More

ESIC cannot sell/lease its medical colleges, says Delhi high court


In a significant move, the Delhi high court on Thursday (October 12, 2017) declared as “legally impermissible” the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) move to sell or lease… Read More

India’s Human Rights Lawyer Colin Gonsalves Named 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate


Colin Gonsalves, one of the most notable human rights lawyers of his generation, has been announced a Laureate of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’…. Read More

Naga People’s Movement of Human Rights vs Union of India


(Note: Colin Gonsalves ceased to be a Director of the Human Rights Law Network (SLIC) a long time ago. However, our founder continues to inspire us and he is closely related to HRLN on pro bono… Read More

MP court awards compensation to woman after failure of sterilisation operation


Writ Petition No.3634/2016

This petition showed that Komal Bai (the petitioner) had in August, 2011 underwent a sterilisation operation at the Kalapipal CHC in Shajapur in Madhya… Read More

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