Deekshitha Ganesan

Research Associate

Deekshitha graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore with a B.A., LL.B (Hons) degree in 2016. Subsequently, she worked with Khaitan & Co., Mumbai with their Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Deekshitha is interested in the practice of public law, with a focus on criminal law and human rights law.

Publications

Blog

Findings of the CLPR’s Research on Intersectional Discrimination

November 28, 2018

CLPR has conducted qualitative and quantitative research on discrimination faced by persons at the intersection of caste with gender, gender identity and disability. We presented the preliminary findings of the study on 21 November 2018 at a consultation organised with community members and other stakeholders. CLPR intends to prepare and publish a detailed report on the methodology and results of the study shortly.

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Constitution Day Lecture on the ‘Construction of Exclusion under the Indian Constitution’

December 1, 2018

In her Constitution Day Lecture on 26 November 2018, to an intimate group of lawyers and members of civil society, Dr Amita Dhanda, professor of law at NALSAR University, spoke on the ‘Construction of Exclusion under the Indian Constitution’. She argued that legal education and training must inculcate a sense of injustice and pay greater attention to groups and communities that are excluded by constitutional text.

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CLPR participates in the State Level Workshop on Rights of Women and Children with Disabilities

November 30, 2018

The Centre for Policy and Legal Research participated in the State Level Workshop on the legal issues pertaining to women and children with disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and other applicable laws.

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Caste Discrimination in India: A study of NCRB data (Part IV)

November 2, 2018

The recent gruesome report of the beheading of a minor SC girl in Tamil Nadu for rejecting the advances of an upper caste male once again throws the issue of caste discrimination into sharp focus. Women from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and violence due to the intersection caste and gender. Despite this, we note that crimes against SC and ST women are viewed as either caste based crimes or sex based crimes. Further, while data on caste based crimes is readily available in the NCRB reports, which we have analysed in our previous posts I, II and III, disaggregated data on crimes against women is not presented.

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