Priya Ramani verdict has expanded the law on sexual harassment

February 24, 2021 | Jayna Kothari

In this article published by Indian Express, Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate & Executive Director at Center for Law and Policy Research argues that the recent Priya Ramani judgment has expanded the law on sexual harassment and provided the opportunity to widen the defences against defamation law. Most importantly, she states that now, victimisation should also be recognised as a form of sexual harassment and discrimination.

We don’t want your blood’ exclusion of Sexual Minorities from Blood Donation

February 17, 2021 | Thulasi K. Raj

In this blog post, Thulasi K. Raj argues that the exclusion of sexual minorities from…

Equality Bill 2021: Takes a New Step in Addressing Discrimination, Recognising Intersectionality & Promoting Equality.

January 8, 2021

CLPR’s draft Equality Bill 2021 takes a new step in addressing discrimination experienced by people on the basis of caste, gender, religion, transgender and intersex identity, disability and other grounds. It aims to promote equality, prohibit different types of discriminatory conduct, provide adequate civil remedies and set up fora for redressal that are accessible and effective in addressing discrimination.

UP anti-conversion law amounts to discrimination and a violation of the right to equality

December 19, 2020 | Jayna Kothari

In this article published by Indian Express, Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate & Executive Director at Center for Law and Policy Research argues that new UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 leads to serious violation of the right to equality based on religion. She also adds that there is no evidence to support the argument of harms if any, of inter-faith marriages.

21st

Feb 2021

Social Justice Cafe | Church Street Initiative

Venue Church Street, M G Road, Bengaluru

Time 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

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23rd

Jan 2021

Making The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes( Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 work

Venue Center for Law and Policy Research, D6, Dona Cynthia Apartments, 35, Primrose Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

Time 9:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

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05th

Dec 2020

Transform 2020 | 4th International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law | 5th & 6th December

Venue Bangalore International Centre (New Building) No. 7, 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

Time 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

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Bar and Bench

Examine how Horizontal Reservation can be provided for Transgender persons in public employment: Karnataka High Court

January 6, 2021

Bar & Bench reported on the High Court of Karnataka’s order asking the State government…

Live Law

Karnataka HC Seeks Govt Response On Plea Seeking Horizontal Reservation For Transgenders Instead Of OBC Reservation

October 21, 2020

Live Law reported on the High Court of Karnataka’s order where the Court sought a response from the State government on an application filed for providing horizontal reservation to Transgender Persons in Public Employment. The applicant submitted that reservation should not be provided under the OBC category but should be provided as a horizontal reservation as a separate special category like the reservation provided for women and persons with disabilities, that can be interlocked with other social categories of vertical reservation of SC/ST/OBC category. The Court gave the direction while hearing the petition filed by Jeeva, represented by Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari and assisted by Almas Shaikh, a Research Associate at CLPR.

Bar and Bench

Give reasons for delay in filing charge sheets for offences under SC/ST Act, conduct regular training for officers: Karnataka HC

September 17, 2020

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 and Bench

Karnataka HC directs KPSC, State to consider granting extra time of 20 mins per hour to visually impaired students

September 2, 2020

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

Conversations on Equality, Gender Identity, and Anti-Discrimination at Church Street

February 24, 2021

On 21st February 2021, the Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) set up a ‘Social Justice Café,’ with equal rights on the menu, at Church Street, Bengaluru from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. The Sunday Church Street frolickers were treated to two parts of the event: Activities designed to raise awareness on transgender rights, right to Equality, and prohibition of discrimination based on race, caste, sex, and religion; and discussion with an esteemed panel of Jayna Kothari,  Arvind Narayan, and Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte.