NEP Gets the Language Problem Wrong

September 22, 2020 | Madhavi Gopalakrishnan | Kruthika R

In this essay published by Socio-Legal Review (SLR), Madhavi and Kruthika, Research Associates at CLPR, argue that English is actually an emancipatory language that is key to socio-economic mobility in India. Further, the essay depicts how the language aspect of the NEP does not fulfil its historical mandate of protecting linguistic minorities and needs to be re-evaluated keeping in mind its outsize impact on disadvantaged students and minorities.

Prashant Bhushan: A case for judicial introspection

August 27, 2020 | Thulasi K. Raj

In this article published by Deccan Herald, Thulasi K Raj argues that Supreme Court needs to introspect the decisions taken in the contempt case on Prashant Bhushan.

The Empty Promise of Socio-Economic Rights

August 27, 2020 | Thulasi K. Raj

In this essay published by Socio-Legal Review, Thulasi K Raj states that Judiciary has limited role to play in ensuring the socio-economic rights provided under the Directive Principles of State Policy of the Constitution.

A silence that isn’t golden

August 27, 2020 | Thulasi K. Raj

In this article published by The Telegraph online, Thulasi K. Raj argues that Judiciary can not abdicate the responsibility of adjudication in issues where executive action is under judicial review. 

Child Rights Trust v. Union of India

August 6, 2020 | Almas Shaikh

Child Rights Trust (a Bangalore based NGO working extensively in the area of Child Rights) and Ms. Neena Nayak (a child Rights advocate and activist) filed a Writ Petition seeking enforcement of Fundamental Rights, under Articles 14, 15, 19, 21, 21A, 39 and 47 of the Constitution, of migrant children and children of migrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Petition seeks to ensure that migrant children and children of migrant workers are provided with proper living conditions, nutrition, health care/immunization, access to education and their protection. The Petition highlights that the lack of present-day assessment of the number and essential needs of migrant children, infants and pregnant and lactating women of migrant families has aggravated their vulnerabilities during the lockdown.

Bhavika Pore v. Union of India & Anr.

November 4, 2019 |

The Centre for Law and Policy Research recently filed an intervening application on behalf of Swati Bidhan Baruah, lawyer and transgender activist, in a case titled Bhavika Pore v. Union of India. The Petitioner through this Petition is invoking the writ jurisdiction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India to direct the concerned authorities to fulfil their statutory obligations with regard to setting up/specifying special Human Right Courts in each district for the better protection of Human Rights and also to appoint a Special Public Prosecutor for the same, vis-à-vis section 30 and 31 of the Human Rights Act, 1993.


Apr 2020

Garden City Legal Hackers launch Meet

Venue ZOOM Meet

Time 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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Mar 2020

SC Observer Workshop: Dayanand Sagar University

Venue College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Dayananda Sagar University

Time 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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Feb 2020

RBG – Film Screening and Discussion

Venue Christ (Deemed to be University)

Time 4:00-6:00 P.M.

The National Constitution Society Christ (Deemed to be University) Chapter will organise a film screening and discussion on Ruth Bader Ginsburg for their college students from diverse disciplines. The event will focus on Justice Ginsburg's contribution in shaping gender equality jurisprudence in the United States.

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Freedom Gazette

Supreme Court Must Be As Proactive As Before: SC Advocate

June 10, 2020

Senior Advocate & Executive Director at CLPR, Jayna Kothari says Supreme Court must be as proactive as before when interviewed by Freedom Gazette.

The Quint

Internet Shutdowns need to be challenged- Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka

February 20, 2020

The Quint covered a video interview of our Executive Director Jayna Kothari on the issue of internet shutdowns where she argues how internet shutdowns across the country muzzled the freedom of speech and expression of the people and therefore it needs to be challenged.

Hindustan Times

CAA stir spurs demand for copies of Constitution

February 11, 2020

Hindustan Times story mentioned the Constitutional and Civic Citizenship project of CLPR which seeks to enhance public awareness and critical engagement with India’s constitutional tradition.

Bar and Bench

Supreme Court judgments passed in 2019: Discussion held by CLPR

February 5, 2020

Bar and Bench reported the CLPR conference on decisions of Supreme Court in 2019 organized in collaboration with NCS chapter of St. Joseph College.The conference comprised three panel discussions on the topics — strengthening democracy, SC reform and verdicts concerning religion and faith.

The Right to Education and Technology

August 5, 2020 | Madhavi Gopalakrishnan

Online classes have been conducted since the beginning of lockdown and will continue for the foreseeable future. Low-income students without access to a steady internet connection and reliable computers face the prospect of being deprived of an entire year of education. This raises the question: what happens to the Right to Education under Article 21A during the pandemic?