Constitution

Since arriving at the Alternative Law Forum nearly a month ago, my research efforts have focused primarily on how India might approach unifying existing laws that provide redress for marginalized groups.  As is the [...]
Consultation on “Responding to Contemporary Challenges to Secularism in India”  Bangalore, March 21 and 22, 2015  Organised by the Alternative Law Forum with The Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and [...]
The present political dispensation hinting that they would go by the unamended version of the preamble (which did not have the words socialist and secular in it) has stirred the pot of controversy. The intellectual [...]
This conference, hosted by the Alternative Law Forum in December 2014, sought to bring together people from across disciplines to highlight gaps in the law’s present thinking on the experience of discrimination. The [...]
Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike is conducting a poster campaign and a series of talks on Gandhi and Communalism between Jan 27th - Jan 30th in Bangalore, in order to counter the glorification of hatred (Godse etc) and [...]
This review by Danish Sheikh was first published on Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy. I first encountered Kenji Yoshino’s A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice more [...]
11 December 2014 marks one year of Re-Criminalisation of LGBT lives by the Supreme Court of India. This booklet is the product of the collective labours of a number of people including those who testified about their [...]
11 December 2014. It is a now a full year after the Supreme Court's decision to recriminalise the intimate lives of LGBT people and reintroduce Sec 377. The verdict saw an unprecedented mobilisation of our community [...]
ALF's Lawrence Liang explores 'ultranationalism' in this article. He questions the confines of its aesthetics and the depth of its political will Ultranationalism: A Proposal for a Quiet Withdrawal by [...]
This booklet reports incidents of cultural policing and vigilante attacks on women and minorities in Dakshina Kannada, published by People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)- Karnataka.The document is an introduction to [...]