Policy and Litigation

Prisons and Prisoners Rights Forum, Karnataka Prisons and Prisoners Rights Forum is an independent collective in Karnataka specifically working on criminal justice system and mass incarceration . [...]
The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 failed to address the various forms of abuses meted out to married women, and the alarming increase of dowry deaths. This prompted the women’s rights movement in the 1970’s and 80’s [...]
The questionnaire released by the Law Commission of India to initiate a debate on the uniform civil code (UCC) is problematic on various fronts. The aim of the questionnaire, as stated by the law commission, is to seek [...]
There have been a number of proposed legislative and policy changes initiated by the Central and State governments in the last few weeks. The Central government recently issued the Draft Model Rules for the Juvenile [...]
An individual is considered a minor till he or she attains the age of eighteen. Till a minor attains majority, he has a guardian, who is empowered to take decisions on behalf of the minor. The minor may also be in the [...]
ALF Net Neutrality Consultation Report (18 April 2015) (2) Published on: 24 August [...]
The Justice J.S. Verma Committee report that came out in light of the Delhi rape case in late 2012 took us a few steps ahead in the conversation on rape. It gave us the tools to locate the crime of rape in the context [...]
On 27 March 2015, TRAI released a consultation paper seeking public comments on the Regulation of OTT Services. ALF submitted both comments and countercomments in the same regard. These are below. ALF [...]