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High Court of Guwahati passes positive order in a case of negligence by a medical professional in Nagaland


A detailed order was passed by the HC in one of the petitions filed for denial of medical services to a PLHIV after getting to know the status of her being HIV+ which… Read More

End the harassment of farmers now


by Colin Gonsalves

Exemptions granted to farming and related activities during the lockdown must… Read More

Why Have Indian Courts Shut Shop When We Need Them the Most?


by Colin Gonsalves

It was disappointing to see the Chief Justice of India uncritically accept the… Read More

Patna High Court issues notice to the Government of Bihar regarding the petition regarding the pitiful condition of the transgender community during the pandemic COVID 19.


The petition spoke about directing the Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar and Additional Chief Secretary, Social welfare Department, Government of Bihar to provide… Read More

Contagion of Covid 19 Virus in Prisons

15/04/2020 |

In view of the Corona Virus Pandemic that has gripped the world, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India took Suo Moto cognisance of the novel virus’s possible… Read More

Government Response to COVID 19 – Statewise Government Orders and Judicial Orders


n the wake of COVID 19, there were a number of emergency measures taken by governments both at the state and the centre. It began with state level lockdowns of various… 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

Dissent and the law


The aim of the meeting was to understand and learn from the diverse experiences we as active citizens and legal practitioners have had while working in different… 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

IPTs findings


On the 2nd of November 2016 an Independent People’s Tribunal was convened to look at the state of implementation of the 2014 pathbreaking judgment of the Supreme… 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

Jharkhand High Court delivers a landmark judgement in acid attack case


Sonali Mukherjee, a resident of village Bhelatand, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, was thrown acid at by three men who used to stalk and disturb her. In that attack not only… Read More

Guwahati High Court delivers landmark judgement; Department of Health and Family Welfare to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Petitioner in Nagaland


In a landmark judgement, The Department to pay Twenty Five Lakh Rupees to Moba Changkai, Monyakshu village, Nagaland.

Synopsis of the case: Mon District, the eastern part of Nagaland is one of the… Read More

Patna HC issues directions on issue of waterlogging in state capital


Patna: In the last week of September, Patna received torrential rains which resulted in the death of 42 people. According to a release issued by the state disaster management department, Patna… 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

Centre interfering with decisions of the censor board unconstitutional


New Delhi

The Delhi high court observed that the limited provision in the Cinematograph Act allowing the Centre to interfere with decisions rendered by the Censor Board is… 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

Meeting on Forest Rights Act 31 August 2019 to 01 September 2019

31/08/2019 |

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) conducted a two-day meet of rights activists, lawyers and tribals to discuss issues pertaining to the effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act. The… Read More

Restriction and Prohibition of freedom of speech are not inter-changeable, Tripura High Court



New Delhi: The Tripura High Court on 8 August observed that there is a distinction with regard to ‘restriction’ and ‘prohibition’ which expressions cannot be said to be… Read More

HRLN looks at key legislations passed in the 2019 Monsoon session



The Monsoon session of the Parliament – which concluded on Wednesday – has the distinction of passing the Read More



The Hon’ble Supreme Court has upheld the judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in which the High Court gave directions with respect to the procedures to be followed in investigating police… Read More

A Critique of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019


Rachana Mudraboyina a Trans Activist, one of the founding members of Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti and founder of Transvision. Sammera Jagirdar, Assistant Professor, Department… Read More

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