CLPR Broadcast | June 2021

June 5, 2021 | Ritambhara Singh



The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Constitution work for everyone through law and policy research, social and governance interventions, and strategic impact litigation.

Introducing Intersectionality Course

CLPR has designed and prepared a curriculum for a course titled “Introducing Intersectionality” which it has been teaching at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. The course seeks to challenge our understanding of discrimination, transforming it from the treatment of individuals as single-identity persons into one that takes into account the multi-faceted experience of oppressed identities at their various intersections of caste, gender, sexual orientation & disability.


Taught by Vikramaditya Sahai, the course employs academic & legal writings, commentaries, personal narratives, and cultural texts to understand how intersectionality affects our study of the law, advocacy, and activism. Link to the course curriculum & readings

Grace Banu Ganesan v. Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu & 4 Ors.

CLPR advocates are representing Grace Banu in a PIL filed by her seeking the Rs. 4000/- COVID-19 cash relief given to all rice ration card holders in Tamil Nadu to be extended to transgender persons who do not possess ration cards and also seeking special vaccination drives for the trans community.


The Madras High Court in an order dated 7.6.2021 directed the government to consider extending the cash relief and also to make transgender persons a priority for vaccination. Read the PIL here.

Intersectionality Matters: The Supreme Court Judgment in Patan Jamal Vali v State of Andhra Pradesh

Read one of our latest blogs written by Jwalika Balaji and Prannv Dhawan, students at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru where they discuss how the concept of intersectionality was used by the Supreme Court Judgment in Patan Jamal Vali v State of Andhra Pradesh. Read More

Samvidhaan and the Constituent Assembly Debates 

The team has started to link the episodes of Samvidhaan (a ten-part television mini-series on the Making of the Constitution of India) to the original Constituent Assembly Debates available on More here.


Highlights from last month include two desk briefs- first, on Ambedkar and his views on how much reservation States should be allowed to institute in education & public employment, and the second, on Gandhi‘s and Nehru’s disposition towards the idea of an Israeli nation. Additions to our biographies of Constituent Assembly members include Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, the youngest Indian President, and Krishna Sinha, who strongly advocated for abolishing the zamindari system.

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