The last week at CLPR was a busy one with Courts resuming work post the Diwali Break and a variety of events being scheduled in the past week.
CLPR participated in a one day consultation on the Rights of Intersex Persons organised by NIMHANS in collaboration with the Solidarity Foundation on 23.10.2017
CLPR attended the public hearing on Aadhaar related denial of Social Security at the Institution of Agricultural Technologies, Bangalore. The Right to Food Campaign- Karnataka organised the public hearing documenting lived experiences of persons who have been denied benefits on account of not having an Aadhaar Card.
Satya Prasoon of CLPR presented a paper at a 1-day conference on the Uniform Civil Code deliberating the myths surrounding the UCC, critiquing the argument that uniformity leads to equality and diversity results in discrimination.
Frontline Interview with Advocate Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of CLPR on the repercussions of the Supreme Court decision to criminalise sexual activity with minor wives under the Rape provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the Assembly Member of the Week for 23.10.2017-28.10.2017. Read more about him here.
The CAD team also traced the evolution of the Indian National Flag, H.V Kamath’s demand to inscribe the Swastika in particular.
A workshop was organised at Mallya Aditi International School where students of Class 5 were introduced to constitutional concepts of liberty, equality, and fundamental rights.
On the Blog: Contempt of Courts as a restriction o the Freedom of Speech as deliberated by the Constituent Assembly.
The Supreme Court reconvened and the Constitutional Bench continued hearing Kalpana Mehta vs. Union of India wherein the question before the Apex Court is whether Parliamentary Standing Committee Reports can be relied upon by the Court.