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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Protecting the Rights of Victims & Witnesses in Caste-Based Atrocities

September 15, 2020

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe persons (SC/STs), who comprise 28% of India’s population, have faced discrimination in Indian society, socially and economically, for hundreds of years. Due to their weak social and economic background, they often lack the resources to navigate India’s legal system and fight for their constitutional rights.   

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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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