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Judgments and Orders that Empowered Citizens in 2018 Decisions by Indian courts that helped strengthen Human Rights

2018 was an important year in the courts for several key human rights issues. Here is the annual round up of 12 such judgments that helped deliver justice and set right several historical wrongs. SC respects Hadiya’s choice On March 8, 2018, the Supreme Court set aside a Kerala High Court judgment that had annulled…

16 PAC Personnel Guilty of Targeted Murder Delhi HC in Hashimpura Custodial Killings, 1987

October 31 was a historic day in the history of painfully meandering case of the Hashimpura targeted killings of May 22, 1987. Thirty-one years after armed PAC men shot down in cold blood more than 40 males of the Muslim minority, 16 criminal PAC men have been convicted. On May 21, 2015 a trial court…

Attempt to undo Gautam Navlakha’s Freedom, Sudha Bharadwaj still not free Activists still struggling for their freedom

In a diabolical bid to curtail Gautam Navlakha’s freedom after the Delhi High Court order set aside his transit remand and set him free from house arrest, the state of Maharashtra has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the HC order. Meanwhile, Sudha Bhardwaj’s Habeas Corpus petition was withdrawn in order to seek relief from the lower court.…

Delhi HC sets aside Transit Remand, Gautam Navlakha walks free Activist arrested by Pune Police, released from House Arrest

After the Supreme Court extended the house arrest of five activists arrested for their alleged involvement in instigating the Bhima Koregaon violence, and granted them four weeks to seek relief from lower courts, the Delhi High Court has set aside activist Gautam Navlakha’s transit remand. He was also released from house arrest shortly after the…

A Statement by the Citizens for Justice and Peace, Communalism Combat, Muslims for Secular Democracy Condemn the bomb blast in Delhi

  The Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), Mumbai, Communalism Combat and Muslims for Secular Democracy (MSD) condemn the irresponsible and criminal act of exploding a bomb near gate number five of the Delhi High Court. It is reported that the explosion occurred around 10.30 today morning. At least nine persons are feared to have…

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