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ASHA Workers at the protest.

ASHA: Frontline Workers Sidelined by Authorities in COVID-19

An accredited social health activist, commonly referred to as ASHA; refers to a community health worker the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instituted as a part...
COVID-19 and the Indian Health Infrastructure

India’s Quest Against COVID-19 Pandemic: The Health Care Industry at a Glance

India has been hanging on a shoestring since the COVID-19 pandemic has been infiltrating across the nation. On March 14, 2020 the Government notified...
Of the coronavirus’s many unnoticed side effects, perhaps the least appreciated are those related to mental health. More surprisingly, it’s also the youngest adults who are suffering the most mental anguish, in India and presumably elsewhere too.

COVID-19: An epidemic of Uncertainties and Mental Health Crisis for India’s Youth

In another perplexing incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide by shooting herself; starting another conversation about mental health. What left many eyebrows raised was...
Digitalization of Indian Judiciary

Digitalization of Indian Judiciary Amid COVID-19; the Right Way Forward for eCourts in India

Amid the spread of COVID-19, as the nation went into lockdown in late March this year the court system all across the country also...

Rape of a 14-Year-Old at a COVID Centre -The Female Gender Must Again Choose...

The Pandemic has led to a rise in the cases of violence against women.
The PM-CARES Fund has reportedly received Rs 6,500 crore in the first week of its launch. It has crossed a whopping Rs 10,000 crore as of now.

PM-CARES FUND: Does PM Care to Answer? BJP Stalls PAC’s Call to Review COVID-19...

In a parliamentary panel meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), it failed to reach a consensus on examining the government's response to the...

Lacunae in States’ Regulations and Health Infrastructure for Battling COVID-19: Incidents and Insights

India is indeed hypnotised by the baby steps it is taking to cope with COVID-19. Yet, there always remained certain loopholes, that haunt the...
The Kanpur District Magistrate has found seven pregnant girls living in the home, five of them tested positive for Covid-19.

NHRC Issues Notice Over Reports of 57 Minor Girls found COVID positive, 5 Pregnant,...

The NHRC, to address this laxity on part of the authorities has taken suo moto cognizance of the various media reports highlighting this incident....
Amit Shah holds Review Meeting

As COVID Cases in Capital Surge, Amit Shah Holds a Review Meeting with NCR...

On June 18, 2020 Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting to review the escalating COVID-19 crisis in Delhi and National Capital Region...

COVID-19 Moratorium- Not to be Made a Provision for Fatter Returns

The RBI's announcement on March 29 has become a bone of contention for many, with some filing petitions in the Apex Court. The RBI...
The court opined that patients should undergo COVID screening before any surgery in hospitals.

Patients to Undergo COVID Screening Before Emergency Surgery: Delhi High Court

Delhi based ENT surgeon Dr. Anand Varma filed a writ petition before the Delhi High Court; under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution. The...
The Apex Court also stated that there should be no denial of quarantine facilities to health care workers.

Supreme Court Sternly Directs Centre to Ensure Payment of Salaries to Doctors Fighting COVID-19

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to issue directions to State governments regarding payment of salaries and quarantine facility; while hearing the plea...
The petition challenged be orders passed by the U.P. government dated March 31, 2020.

U.P. Government to Justify the Closing of Hospitals for Non-COVID Patients: Allahabad High Court

All India People Front filed a plea before the Allahabad High Court. The petition challenged be orders passed by the U.P. government dated March...
The Bombay High Court quoted lines from the iconic Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru's speech "Tryst With Destiny" delivered on Independence Day, 1947.

Bombay High Court Quotes Tryst With Destiny While Hearing PIL on Issues Surrounding COVID-19

The Bombay High Court while hearing the Public Interest Litigations concerning the state of Public healthcare amid the pandemic in the State of Maharashtra;...
The NHRC team made the visit after allegations that despite having beds, the hospital was denying the patients admission and treatment.

NHRC Team Visits LNJP Hospital For Inspecting COVID-19 Treatment Facilities

A team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP) in Delhi; for an on the spot assessment...
mishandling of dead bodies.

Supreme Court Takes Cognizance of Mishandling of COVID-19 Dead Bodies

The Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of certain reports; which alleged the mishandling of the dead bodies affected by COVID-19. The bench consists of...
The Chief Justice noticed that people should be aware of the fact that the pandemic is only increasing rapidly.

State to Publish Crucial Statistics on COVID-19: Telangana High Court

On June 8th,2020, Telangana High Court directed the State to not only publish crucial statistics on COVID-19 on the Internet; but have it published...
The Hidayatullah National Law University team arranged a database of nearly eight thousand migrant workers and contacted them.

HNLU Extends a Helping Hand to the Migrant Workers Amid COVID Lockdown

The Legal and Social Service Committee of the Hidyatullah National Law University (HNLU) has collaborated with the Centre for Social Justice to extend a...
The notice, particularly, covers the unreasonable sealing of  Hazrat Nizamuddin village as a containment zone.

Legal Notice Issued Against South-East Delhi DM for Unreasonably Sealing COVID-Free Nizamuddin Village

President of Hazrat Nizamuddin Village Residents Welfare Association (RWA) Yusuf Khan, served a legal notice to Harleen Kaur, District Magistrate of South East Delhi...

Can Violation of Human Rights be Passed of as Side Effects of Measures to...

"Human Rights are not a privilege conferred by the government. They are every human being's entitlement by the virtue of their humanity."~Mother Teresa Human Rights,...

PIL in Apex Court: Patients be allowed COVID-19 Treatment at Hospitals of Their Choice

The Supreme Court has sought a reply from the Centre regarding a PIL filed by Avishek Goenka in the Apex Court. The PIL prayed...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation.

In conversation with President Trump: PM Modi Discusses US-India Ties, COVID-19 and More

On 2nd June 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation....
Previously, on May 31, 2020, District Judge R P Pandey's wife was found to be COVID-19 positive.

Rohini District Court Judge Tests Positive for COVID-19

On June 2, 2020, District Judge of the Rohini District Court complex tested positive for COVID-19. Previously, on May 31, 2020,  District Judge R...
The Ahmedabad Medical Association filed the petition; they expressed distress over the use of words 'exorbitant fees'.

Strict Action Against Private Hospitals Profiteering Out of COVID-19 Crisis

The Gujarat High Court directed the State Government to keep a close watch over the designated private hospitals. This is to ensure that these...
Gujarat High Court, while taking suo moto cognizance, has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research.

ICMR to explain the Rationale behind COVID-19 testing Policy: Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court while taking suo moto cognizance has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR has to explain the rationale...
The guidelines will come into effect from June 1 and will be effective till June 30.

COVID-19: Lockdown 5.0, Centre Issues New Guidelines

There is an extension to the nationwide lockdown till June 30. The Centre issued new guidelines for re-opening of all activities in phases outside...
The Court, after analyzing the monthly reports of the Project, noticed that even before the Force Majeure invoked, the Petitioner did not comply with the deadlines.

Delhi High Court: “COVID outbreak can’t be used as an excuse for breach of...

Single Judge Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh passed an order in the Delhi High Court. Earlier, Delhi High Court vacated an order restraining...
In several inclusive orders, the division bench called out the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, claiming it to be a “dungeon”.

Gujarat HC Bench Ambiguously Changed Days After Criticizing State Government’s COVID-19 Plans

Just 7 days after a special bench passed a caustic order addressing the COVID-19 situation in Gujarat; the High Court bench has abruptly changed...
The petition states the installation of CCTV cameras will facilitate inspection of the kitchen's video recording; for compliance of guidelines on prevention of COVID-19.

Delhi High Court Hears Petition for Installation of CCTV in Restaurants Amid COVID Outbreak

Earlier today, the Delhi High Court directed Central Government to deal with a petition; seeking installation of CCTV cameras in the kitchen of all...
The High Court directed the government to assess the adequacy of the helpline capacity and report whether it is sufficient to deal with the present traffic.

Delhi High Court Passes Directions to Centre on Failure of COVID-19 Helpline

Delhi High Court took suo moto cognisance of the grievance of the citizen whose mother is COVID-19 positive. In effect, the court issued directions to both...