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Maharashtra Siblings Are Using WhatsApp To Campaign Against Virginity Tests In Kanjarbhat Community


The teenage bride's parents stood anxiously outside their dingy house in Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra, as caste panchayat heads sat around near the door. About 10-15 minutes later, the 40-year-old bridegroom emerged from inside, violently flinging the door open. "She has already blackened her face. I won't accept her as ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order regarding woman who was turned away from a hospital and subsequently gave birth in an autorickshaw


Earlier this month, Justice Vibhu Bakhru delivered a positive order in the Delhi High Court regarding a woman who was turned away from a hospital and subsequently gave birth in an autorickshaw, and was then charged a large amount of out of pocket expenditure for her delivery. Notable quotes ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order regarding shocking Safdarjung Hospital case where supposedly dead infant was handed over to family in an envelope


The case of Shanti Devi v Safdarjung Hospital, which has been ongoing since late October 2017, continued in the High Court of Delhi with this positive order that HRLN recently received, where Justice Vibhu Bakhru reprimanded the respondents for their appalling healthcare standards which ultimately led to the death ..... Read More

Female Genital Mutilation: India’s Dark Secret


  Below is an article written by Harinder Baweja for the Hindustan Times Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot ..... Read More

New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Availability of Services for Pregnant Women in Rajgarhali Tea Estate, Assam


In November 2017, researchers and social activists from HRLN visited the Rajgarhali Tea Estate in Tinsukia District, Assam, intending to investigate whether pregnant women and mothers were receiving their JSY entitlements. In many instances, nutrition and cash assistance was not being provided, and some women were not even aware of ..... Read More
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