Conversations on Anti-Discrimination I 22 March I 10 AM – 6 PM

Conversations on Anti-Discrimination

Anti Discrimination Poster

Alternative Law Forum

Invites you to be a part of panel discussions scheduled on the

22nd of March, 2016 at Vishranti Nilayam, #18, Infantry Road, Bangalore

From 10 AM to 6 PM


The four panel discussions on caste, disability, gender and class would be in the context of our work onanti-discrimination since the last two years, which seeks to explore possibilities of a movement against discrimination of all forms which could lead to the drafting of a comprehensive anti discrimination law that would address a range of concerns including caste, gender, religion, sexuality, gender identity, HIV status, race, region, color, articulation capacity etc. Towards this end we have interviewed 85 people including lawyers and activists from different states in South India. These interviews have opened up a range of questions that would in turn reflect our engagement with different movements and the possibility of a formulation of a law.


The panel will be by way of a conversation wherein the two panelists will be asked questions by the person moderating the conversation and subsequent to which the floor will be opened for discussion.




10:00am to 10:30 am Introduction and setting the context for the conversation – By members of ALF
10:30am to 11:30am Panel 1 – Disability


Amba Salelkar (EQUALS, Centre for Promotion of Social Justice, Chennai) and G Ravi (Activist) moderated by Gowthaman Ranganathan

11:30am to 11:45am Tea Break
11:45am to 12:45pm Panel 2 – Caste


Kunal Ambasta (Asst Professor of Law, NLSIU) and Gogu Shyamala (Writer, Activist, Anveshi Hyderabad) moderated by Vinay Sreenivasa

12:45pm to 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm to 2:45pm Panel 3 – Gender


Aarti Mundkur (Advocate) and Zakia Soman (Activist Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andholan) moderated by Darshana

2:45pm to 3:00pm Tea Break
3:00pm to 4:00pm Panel 4 – Class


Clifton D’Rosario (Advocate, Manthan Law Chambers) and Mallige (Activist, Karnataka Jana Shakti and Mahila Munnade) moderated by Sumathi

4:00pm to 5:00pm Conclusions and Reflections – Plenary moderated by Danish Sheikh