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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

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The Legal and Social Service Committee of the Hidyatullah National Law University (HNLU) has collaborated with the Centre for Social Justice to extend a...
On May 22, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh High Court drafted a model in the State for the shifting of migrant workers.

Andhra High Court Drafts Model for Shifting of Migrant Workers

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On May 22, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh High Court drafted a model in the State for the shifting of migrant workers. For the reason...
In the said incident, an empty goods train ran over 16 migrant workers lying on the railway tracks.

NHRC: Death of 16 Migrant Workers Could Be Averted, District Administration at Fault

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A rather ghastly incident occurred between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Nanded Division in the early hours of May 8, 2020. In the said...
Joint Secretary in the Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA) said that people who are allowed to move can now be transported using the special trains.

MHA Allows Special Trains For Stranded Migrant Workers, Students

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Two days ago, MHA allowed migrant labourers, students, pilgrims or tourists with no COVID-19 symptoms to return to their home states. For this reason,...
PIL in Supreme Court in the Interest of Migrant Workers amid Extended Lockdown

PIL Filed in the Interest of Migrant Workers amid Extended Lockdown

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Public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court to allow migrant workers across the country to go back to their homes amid the...
A PIL filed seeking immediate payment of wages to migrant workers amid COVID-19 lockdown.

SC Adjourns PIL Seeking Reliefs for Migrant Workers

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A PIL filed seeking immediate payment of wages to migrant workers amid COVID-19 lockdown. Filed by Harsh Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj, the PIL was...

Government Orders Stand Unstirred, Migrant Workers Continue to Suffer

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Social activist Harsh Mander and Anjali Bharadwaj filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India seeking relief for migrant workers in the...
Students and Alumni of NALSAR, Hyderabad, have successfully raised funds worth Rupees twenty-five lacs to support the stranded migrant workers.

NALSAR Alumni & Students Come to the Aid of Migrants and the Cyclone Hit...

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The students and alumni of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad has successfully raised funds worth Rupees twenty-five lacs; to...
The Commission has listed both short-term and long-term measures in order to reduce the sufferings of the migrant workers.

Supreme Court Allows NHRC’s Petition Concerning Miseries of Migrants

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The National Human Rights Commission filed an application before the Supreme Court. It was concerning the plight of migrant workers; stranded in different parts...
Karnataka high Court opined that there is no fair, transparent, and rational policy adopted by the state government in selecting eligible persons for travel.

No Transparent, Rational Policy to Commute the Registered Migrants: Karnataka HC

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Karnataka High Court directs the state government to submit the report concerning the transportation of more than six lakh people. They are yet to...
Reportedly, at least 130 migrant labourers lost their lives while trying to get home during the lockdown.

130 Migrant Labourers Die Walking Home, Apex Court Takes Cognizance of Their Plight

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The Supreme Court has taken suo motu (on its own) action of the problems of the migrant labourers. “We take suo motu cognizance of problems and miseries...
The petitioner urged the court to direct the Central Government for Compensation for all the aggrieved families.

Petition in SC Seeks Compensation for Families of Migrants Who Died Walking Home Amid...

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Advocate Deepak Kansal sought compensation for the families of persons who died or suffered injuries while walking back to their homes amid lockdown; vide...

Domestic Workers in India- Still Struggle for Recognition

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Without any comprehensive legislation to fall back on, domestic workers can be defined as a group of people whom the society and the government...
Suspension of Question Hour in the Monsoon Session of 2020

Do We, The People Of India, Have The Question Hour In 2020 OR Not?

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While the Modi government struggles to contain the spread of the catastrophic virus, the monsoon session of the Parliament has been scheduled from 14th...
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

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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...
India and Germany held a virtual Foreign Secretary level consultations on June 26, 2020.

India and Germany Hold Virtual Foreign Secretary-level Consultations

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India and Germany held a virtual Foreign Secretary level consultations on June 26, 2020. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India and Miguel Berger,...
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

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The Bombay High Court while hearing the Public Interest Litigations concerning the state of Public healthcare amid the pandemic in the State of Maharashtra;...

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

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"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,...
The plea underlines the subsequent negligence of the authorities (Respondent) to arrest the Markaz chief, Maulana Saad.

Centre Argues Against a CBI Probe in Nizamuddin Markaz Case; Negates Claims of Failure...

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The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA), in its affidavit before the Supreme Court, has clarified that no further CBI probe is required in the Nizamuddin...
The Project: Serving the Shramiks has targeted to reach 1,00,000 Shramik train passsengers to provide them with food and water.

Serving the Shramiks: A NLSIU- BITS- Akshaya Patra Foundation Initiative for Provision of Food...

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In light of the deplorable condition of migrant workers travelling via Shramik trains, highlighted by various news reports, the Akshaya Patra Foundation has taken...
Detention in the Centres even after the completion of their quarantine period results in gross violation of Article 21 i.e. Right to life.

Allahabad HC: Detention Beyond Requisite Quarantine Period Violates Right to Life

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The Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition concerning the release of members of Tablighi Jamaat issued directions to the state governments. Advocate Shaan...
Gujarat High Court directed the state government to take necessary steps to regulate the enormous fees charged by private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

Gujarat High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Hospitals Demanding Enormous Fees

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Earlier last week, Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh Vora of the Gujarat High Court directed the state government; to take necessary steps to...
Centre extends the lockdown for two more weeks. Areas to be categorized into three zones.

Lockdown Extended for 2 Weeks, Activities To Resume Based On Zones

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After reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Centre extended the lockdown by two more weeks. In essence, from May 4, 2020, to...
Madras High Court issues notices on a plea seeking food and shelter for the dying, destitute and mentally disabled persons, living on the roadsides.

Madras HC Issues Notices in a Plea for the Dying, Destitute & Mentally Disabled...

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The Madras High Court issued notices on a plea seeking food and shelter for; dying, destitute and mentally disabled persons, living on the roadsides...
One Nation One Ration Card scheme

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme: Too Late For Early Implementation?

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India is in the midst of a pandemic, just like the rest of the world. As the country combats COVID-19, millions are starving. Food...
Ministry of Home Affairs allows the inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, tourists, et cetera.

MHA Issues Order, Allows Inter-state Movement Of Stranded People

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in the order issued on April 29, 2020; has allowed the inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, tourists...
SC issues directions to the Centre in a case concerning “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme.

SC Directs Centre on “One Nation One Ration Card” Scheme

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A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices N.V. Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai issued directions to the Centre in a case concerning...
The Petition seeks directions to the Delhi Government to formulate a scheme to help the distressed students in paying their accommodation rent.

Petition in Delhi High Court Seeks Aid to Distressed Students

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A petition moved in Delhi High Court by Sakshi Arora and Aditya Yadav were the petitioners. It seeks directions to the Delhi Government to...
Lockdown Guidelines

Lockdown guidelines Not To Undermine People’s Right to Life, Liberty & Dignity- NHRC

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The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Centre to issue an advisory. They asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to issue guidelines/...
Transgenders Community

Ensure Basic Necessities For Transgenders: Jharkhand HC Directs

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Jharkhand High Court directed the State Government to ensure that proper necessities are provided to the community of transgenders. The basic necessities include food...