C Prabhu is a lawyer based in Chennai, who graduated from Delhi University with a B.A. Geography (Hons.) and an LL.B. He is working in Tamil Nadu, fighting against the unequal treatment of citizens by public authorities, using the rule of law.

 

He is interested in Public-Interest Litigation, Environmental Law, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship Administration.

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Provisions of the POA Act Diluted, This Time by the Courts

June 2, 2020

In the implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989, the executive has in many cases not adhered to the text and spirit of the legislation. However, it appears that Courts are going in this direction as well – all in the name of COVID-19.

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Justice not accessible for victims of atrocity in Tamil Nadu during Covid19

April 30, 2020

Under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1950, every citizen of this country has the right to constitutional remedies when their fundamental rights have been violated by the State. These remedies may be accessed by approaching the respective High Court. However, during the lockdown imposed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, these constitutional guarantees remained only on paper in Tamil Nadu.  Both the Chennai and Madurai benches of the Madras High Court and their Subordinates Courts have shut their doors, of course with the primary intention of controlling the spread of COVID-19. However, the courts and the legal process have become completely inaccessible for the common man, especially the most vulnerable sections of the society like individuals from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.

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Status of implementation of POSH Act in Chennai’s Collectorate and its subordinate offices

February 24, 2020

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Act) which is considered to be of the better piece of legislation protecting women’s rights and dignity, seems to be so only on paper in the Chennai, especially in the Collectorate and its subordinate offices. The executive authorities appear uninterested in implementing this progressive law and awareness about this law is lacking among employers, employees, and workplaces including companies, shops, households, and government organizations alike. This scenario does not only hold for rural areas but also to the metropolitan city like Chennai.

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