In this article published by Frontline, co-authored by Thulasi K Raj along with Kaleeswaram Raj & Bastian Steuwer, they argue that even though a right to the reservation may not be culled out from the equality code of the Constitution, it nevertheless remains a significant political and moral duty.
In this opinion piece published by Huff Post, Vikramaditya Sahai argues that how trans politics and their demands challenge the logic of representative democracy that holds the formation of the National Council for Transgender Persons as signs of development and progress itself.
In this discussion published by The Hindu, Jayna Kothari, where she commented that law should declare the child marriages void rather than making it a criminal act.
This Report is an attempt at presenting the needs and rights of the trans community…
The Petitioner, which is a Federation formed to serve visually impaired and low vision people…
On 23.07.2017, a gang of youths belonging to the MBC community attacked people from Scheduled…
A Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Kerala High Court by Aneera Kabeer, a transgender person involved in mobilising persons in the transgender community for the purpose of achieving equal opportunities for the community. The Petition seeks various reliefs relating to transgender people during period of COVID-19 threat. The writ petition sought for measures by the state government for “the distribution of food ration, medicines, access to medical treatment, etc. to the transgender community in Kerala.”
The Writ Petition No. 7990/2020 has been brought by the Petitioner – Parishista Jaathi/Parishishtha Pangadagala…
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Bar & Bench reported on the High Court of Karnataka’s order where the court questioned the state government on the reasons for the delay in filing charge sheets in cases under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act) and its Rules. The Court directed the Registrar General of High Court (RG) to file a report on the status of the proposal to set up more of these courts and also gave various other directions including the regular holding of meetings of committees and regular training of the officers appointed under the Act. The Court gave the direction while hearing the petition filed by the Committee for Monitoring and Strengthening SCs/STs in Karnataka (CMASK), represented by Senior Counsel Jayna Kothari.
Bar & Bench reported on the High Court of Karnataka’s direction to the KPSC and the State government where they asked authorities to consider granting 20 mins extra per hour to visually impaired students. The Court gave the direction while hearing the petition filed by National Federation of the Blind, represented by Senior Counsel Jayna Kothari
Bar and Bench reported the CLPR event on learning session for lawyers at the Karnataka High Court on the topic of ‘Tackling Caste Discrimination through Law”.
The interactive seminar had four sessions covering various topics such as The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955: How can it be effectively used? Manual Scavenging and the Law, and the Karnataka Devadasi (Prohibition of Dedication) Act, 1982.
Shruti Sharada interviews Trinetra Gummaraju, who will speak at our conference on Sexual and Reproductive Rights conference, for RadioActive Cr 90.4 Mhz. Gummaraju will speak on the LGBTI+ panel.
This post will focus on the Koraga Tribe in Karnataka and Kerala, and the intersectional nature of the discrimination they face. While the Koragas are classified as a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), their population continues to dwindle and they remain in abject poverty.
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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