Articles about National Legal Services Authority

Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

17 May 2019

India
Bengaluru: Three men gang-rape two Manipuri transgender students

Two transgender students were allegedly gang-raped in Bengaluru on Sunday evening by three men.

TN: Lok Adalats settle over 70,000 cases on single day

09 Sep 2018

India
TN: Lok Adalats settle over 70,000 cases on single day

National Lok Adalats held in Tamil Nadu disposed of over 40,000 pending and more than 30,000 pre-litigation cases on Saturday.

#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

06 Sep 2018

India
#RainbowTakesOver: Looking at judge's statements on landmark Section 377 judgement

The five-judge bench unanimously read down Section 377 of the IPC making 'Pride' the color of the season.

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

10 Jul 2018

India
SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

05 Jul 2018

India
Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

13 May 2018

India
SC concerned about prison-overcrowding; asks HCs to look into issue

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the High Courts to consider the issue as it involves "violation of human rights".

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

09 May 2018

India
Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

In a surprise move, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who has been taking on Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra over his alleged abuse of power, has refused to attend his own farewell ceremony.

Rights violation of death-row convicts: SC seeks 10 DGPs' response

01 Apr 2018

India
Rights violation of death-row convicts: SC seeks 10 DGPs' response

The SC has sought a response from Director General of Police (Prisons) of 10 states on the issue of the alleged violation of human rights of prisoners awarded death sentence.

All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

24 Dec 2017

India
All about Transgender Bill before it is re-introduced in Parliament

India is a diverse nation, but is it pluralistic?

Centre might modify biology-based definition of transgender persons

12 Sep 2017

India
Centre might modify biology-based definition of transgender persons

The government might change the definition of 'transgender' in the Transgender Bill by prioritizing an individual's freedom to choose their gender instead of focusing on their biological features.

Misuse of anti-dowry law: SC directs proper investigation before arrests

28 Jul 2017

India
Misuse of anti-dowry law: SC directs proper investigation before arrests

The SC has directed the District Legal Services Authorities to ensure dowry complaints are investigated properly before making arrests.

Union law ministry announces plans for TV channel

16 Mar 2017

India
Union law ministry announces plans for TV channel

In a bid to spread legal awareness, the Union Law Ministry announced plans to start its own TV channel.