Alternative Law Forum

ALF is a space that integrates alternative lawyering with critical research, alternative dispute resolution, pedagogic interventions and more generally maintaining sustained legal interventions in various social issues.

Reports and Updates
Intellectual Property
This piece by Lawrence Liang was first published in the Economic and Political Weekly on 22 November 2014. Insights on Film [...]
Gender and Sexuality
Gender and
ALF invites you to a talk on Sex Discrimination and the Constitution by Gautam Bhatia on the 2nd January, Friday at 5 pm. Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of a number of [...]
Law, Media, and Culture
Law, media and
Smarika Kumar writes her views on the strong hold of monopolies of media in India. An edited version of the following first appeared on While walking to work today, I saw an advertisement for CNBC-TV18 [...]
The Alternative Law Forum invites you to a talk titled 'Trees, Culture and Public Space' looking specifically at the 'Ashwathkatte ' - the raised platform around the peepul tree, found in several parts of the city and [...]
Family Law / Domestic Violence
Family Law /
Domestic Violence
The Karnataka Government recently revised the quantum of compensation in its Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011. Here is a copy of the revised scheme, which includes compensation for victims of rape and sexual [...]