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Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi get bail

Soni Sori and Lingaram Kodopi get bail

The Supreme Court on Friday, Feb 8, 2014, granted permanent bail to Soni Sori, a tribal school teacher of Dantewada, and her relative, journalist Lingaram Kodopi. They are facing trial on the charge of helping to arrange ‘protection money’ payoffs from steel giant Essar to Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Ms. Sori, 38, and Mr. Kodopi have been in […]

Muzaffarnagar riot case titled as ANHAD Vs State of U.P and Another

This petition has been filed by HRLN after several reputed organizations carried out fact-finding missions to the districts of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut and Saharanpur in the State of Uttar Pradesh, where the recent communal attacks took place on August 27, 2013 and has been continued in a sporadic and diminished way until today. More than […]

Ongoing Efforts and Cases at Andhra Pradesh

In a PIL, Network of person with Disability v/s State of AP, the court directed the state government to implement the scheme of allocating 3% percent of budget for the benefit of the persons with disability in the state. The judgment will benefit lakhs of fully or partially disabled people in Andhra Pradesh through ensuring […]

Ongoing Efforts and Cases at Chhattisgarh

Samsetti Tribal Women Rape Case : Four tribal female workers were raped by policemen in Chhattisgarh in 2006. Despite warrants issued against perpetrators they were never arrested. In November, 2013 accused cops forced the victims to testify before the court that they were never raped. HRLN has taken up this case and filed it in the Supreme […]

Ongoing Efforts and Cases at Uttar Pradesh

The Nimesh Commission: Aggrieved by the indiscriminate arrest of the Muslim youths in the name of terror, HRLN moves to Allahabad High Court for the implementation of the recommendations of Nimesh Commission.  The Nimesh Commission in its report came to the conclusion that the arrest of youths was doubtful and suggested action against the police officers who […]

Ongoing Efforts and Cases at Odisha

Tribal Activist supported: In Odisha tribal activist Hantal reported to Khalra centre that four tribal villagers were apprehended by the security forces and their whereabouts were unknown to  their family members. Khalra centre immediately came into action and talked to our Lawyers in Odisha. HRLN Lawyers phoned to Superintendent of Police immediately. Finally police was forced to produce […]

Anti-Posco Struggle cases and update

Abhaychandpur police falsely implicated and arrested the accused, who was an anti Posco (Korean Steel Plant) member. They forwarded him to the court of J.M.F.C (p) which rejected his bail application. Being rejected by the J.M.F.C, the accused filed bail application before Addl.District Judge, Jagatsinghpur and the same is pending for consideration of bail.  HRLN filed for […]

Ongoing Efforts and Cases at Maharshtra

One of the environment activists in Nagpur was molested and threatened with dire consequences, if she did not stop her activities. The bail application of the accused was opposed by HRLN.