Avinash Shahi

Research Associate

Avinash Shahi is a Research Associate with CLPR and a doctoral Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU. His PhD is on ‘Intimacy, Law and Disability: Living with labeled Identity’. He submitted his MPhil Dissertation on the topic, ‘Persons with Disabilities Act 1995: A Study in Delhi’.


His areas of interest include but are not limited to disability policies, media representations of disability issues and sexuality and disability.


Equality Bill 2019 | May 15th Consultation

June 11, 2019

On 15th May, we organised a consultation on our Equality Bill 2019 (“Bill”) in Hyderabad. The CLPR team presented the provisions of the Bill and sought suggestions, inputs and feedback from the participants, which included various academics and members of civil society organisations working with marginalised groups. This blog post presents the key points of the consultation.

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Indian General Elections 2019: Election Manifestos and Deprived Electorates

April 18, 2019

In the run up to the 17th Lok Sabha Elections 2019, India’s major political parties have released their manifestos to woo the Indian electorates. In this blog post, Avinash Shahi critically explores the pledges committed by national political parties for the upliftment of marginalized groups, which routinely confronts deprivations and indignities.

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