Srishti Agnihotri and Minakshi Das This article was originally published on Kafila and can be accessed here With the enactment of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in 2012, and rising awareness among civil society groups, there is an unprecedented momentum regarding protecting our children from sexual abuse. Issues that were earlier being […]
By Srishti Agnihotri This post by the author was originally published in February this year (2016) on Kafila Reports have come in of an attack on Tribal Rights Activist and leader Soni Sori. Reports suggest that oil paint mixed with chemicals was thrown on her face by unknown assailants. This attack, which has left the […]
Srishti Agnihotri This post was originally published on Feminism in India. Sexual violence should not happen to anyone. But unfortunately, it does. And what follows could leave the survivors feeling vulnerable and confused. Their interaction with the criminal justice system is often difficult, especially because traditionally the system envisages a role for the state and […]
Srishti Agnihotri This week saw some very good news, in the form of a Supreme Court Judgment that has been hailed as a victory of the disabled community. The judgment concerned the case of Jeeja Ghosh, a prominent disability rights activist, who was de-boarded off a plane by SpiceJet in 2012, on the basis of […]
-Srishti Agnihotri While studying comparative constitutional law in the United States, I was asked to comment on the attitudes of the Indian State and people to abortion. The back drop of this question was the German Constitutional Court’s decision on abortion, and Roe v. Wade, in the American Context. The pro-life and pro-choice positions tend […]
Recent news reports suggest that a video that which went viral of a ‘drunk cop on a Delhi metro’, was actually misleading, and an inquiry has revealed that the policeman in question was actually experiencing a stroke, at the time. The policeman is seeking compensation from the Delhi Police, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and the […]
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