Advocacy

The lives and livelihoods of people across India were severely impacted due to the Covid 19 pandemic. While the government announced a slew of policy measures to address the same, critical analysis has shown that these [...]
This article was originally published in Kannada in Naanu Gauri. The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 28, 2022 and was passed. It will replace the present [...]
This report is now a part of a volume of 3 reports, 'Resignations and Resistance Amidst State Inaction'. Download and read here.     Forced Resignations, Stealthy Closures is an account of the [...]
Prisons and Prisoners Rights Forum is an independent collective in Karnataka specifically working on criminal justice system and mass incarceration . We are a group of social justice lawyers, activists, and [...]
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 [...]