Almas Shaikh

Research Associate

Almas Shaikh graduated from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi with a B.A., LL.B (Hons) degree in 2017 and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva in 2019.

Previously, she has worked both internationally and nationally. In India, she has worked as a dispute resolution lawyer. Subsequently, she has worked with DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva.

Almas is interested in the intersectionality of human rights and gender rights and its interaction with the protection of vulnerable groups.

Blog

COVID-19, Caste and the City

June 22, 2020

On 27th May 2020, a tragic image of a child playing beside his dead mother made headlines. Unfortunately, this is only one of the many instances, which has brought to light India’s stark class inequalities during the migrant crisis.

The migrant crisis has certainly brought some attention to class inequality in India. However, we must resist the urge to view the crisis only through class. About 16% of the total intra-state migrants in India belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and 8% to the Scheduled Tribes (STs), almost equal to their share in the total population, as per data from Census 2011. It is then plausible that a significant fraction of migrants attempting to return to their homes during the lockdown are SC/STs. These communities are vulnerable on the account of their class and caste.

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CLPR | Trans Law Quarterly | Issue I

June 10, 2020

Putting this newsletter together became a practice of accounting how we gather together, of holding to our greatest capacity as we shrink in the onslaught of terrible abandonment and destruction. We hope that whenever you find the time to peruse through this, it will remind you that we are in this together.

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(IN)-EQUALITY in Private Actions

March 26, 2020

India has witnessed a rise in intolerance over the past few months. From intolerance towards dissent, housing decisions taken based on political leanings to violence towards minorities (religious or socio-economic), show a growing unease and divide in the citizens of India. These acts of violence, discrimination or unequal treatment can be divided into two categories.

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