Category Archives: Updates

Letter to the Chief Justice of India regarding Creche

I write to inform you that several of us welcome  the changes introduced in the premises of the Supreme Court which we have noticed on the reopening of the Court.  In particular the public corridors are neat and clean and

Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced

Bombay High Court dismisses Bayer’s challenge- upholds Compulsory license on Nexavar

15.07.2014- In a momentous decision for patients, a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by Bayer challenging the IPAB order upholding the compulsory license granted to Natco for Sorafenib Tosylate (Nexavar). Nexavar is a

Uncle Sam: Culprit, judge & hangman

Warning letters have been routinely sent by USFDA to generic firms & drug MNCs. But the Indian media attention using such warning letters after inspection of manufacturing sites and alarming quotes made on quality standards of Indian medicines supplied in

“Scrap Holiday for Justice” by Justice K.Chandru

“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings

Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, irrespective of cost

In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading