Varsha Nair

Research Associate

Varsha Nair graduated with a Masters in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2017 and subsequently, completed her MPhil from the University of Hyderabad. She was previously a Sahapedia-UNESCO Research Fellow. Her research interests lie in the intersections of religion and politics.

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Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Order on Sex Work

June 25, 2022

On the night of 17th September 1999, Budhadev Karmaskar entered a brothel on Jogen Dutta Lane in Calcutta. He then proceeded to violently attack and kill a sex worker. A trial Court convicted him under Section 302 of IPC to life imprisonment and the High Court of Calcutta upheld this conviction. When this case of murder eventually reached the Supreme Court as Budhadev Karmaskar v State of West Bengal in 2011, the Apex Court not only dismissed Karmaskar’s appeal against the conviction, but invoked Article 21 of the Constitution to assert that sex workers too had a right to a life of dignity.

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Aaeen: A Musical Comedy on the Constitution

April 30, 2022

The April 16th world premiere of Aaeen at Ranga Shankara, Bangalore was a full house….

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U.S. – India Comparative Constitutional Law 2.0 – Essay Competition

April 30, 2022

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) in collaboration with its partnered Indian and U.S. law universities, organised a series of cutting-edge workshops on U.S.-India comparative constitutional law between October 2021 and January 2022.

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