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.

Blog

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

November 2, 2018

In this post, we explore how courts have performed in respect of crimes against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. We will compare the data from Andhra Pradesh (AP), Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu (TN) with the national figures for 2016.

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

July 10, 2018

Having noted that the number of reported crimes against SCs and STs is high, the next stage of the criminal justice process that demands study is the response of the investigating agencies. While a few independent reports have surveyed the response of the police to crimes against SCs and STs, NCRB reports remain the only comprehensive source of such data at the national and state level.

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