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.
In this blog post, Thulasi K. Raj argues that the exclusion of sexual minorities from…
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.
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.
On 23.07.2017, a gang of youths belonging to the MBC community attacked people from Scheduled…
The Writ Petition No. 7990/2020 has been brought by the Petitioner – Parishista Jaathi/Parishishtha Pangadagala…
The present case relates to a claim for rehabilitation and compensation on the death of a person in an act of caste-based violence.
This case deals with the admission of a student who completed the Vocational Stream in Class 12 to Respondent No. 1 TANUVAS. The Prospectus of TANUVAS for the academic year 2019-20 distinguished between students from Academic and Vocational Streams. Academic Stream students could apply for 4 of the courses offered by TANUVAS (B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Poultry), B.Tech (Dairy Technology) and B.V. Sc. & A.H.) while Vocational Stream students could only apply for the B.V. Sc. & A.H. course. Further, out of the 360 seats available for the B.V. Sc. & A.H. course, 5% of seats were reserved for vocational stream students and 95% were reserved for Academic Stream students.
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Bar & Bench reported on the High Court of Karnataka’s order asking the State government…
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 & 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
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