The writer is are associated with the Bhopal-based Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project
Class and caste elitism mars legal remedies to address animal cruelty, tends to criminalise vulnerable communities who depend on animal labour
The NEP’s assault on playgrounds deprives children, particularly those belonging to lower castes and the urban poor, of their right to play in safe and adequate spaces.
“Minimum government, maximum governance” has unfortunately translated into minimum government transparency and maximum public penalisation.
Certain communities such as the Denotified Tribes (DNTs), which have a history of persecution by the criminal justice system, are targeted under specific laws and legal provisions.
Push for repopulation of prisons during a pandemic is reckless.