This opinion was published in The Hindu on February 14, 2019.
About the Authors
Kevin is a Research Fellow at Charkha, Vidhi's Constitutional Law Centre. His research interests primarily include constitutional law, federalism, and various aspects of Centre-State relations. At Vidhi, he has co-authored reports for the Fifteenth Finance Commission, advised the Government of India on issues of law and policy through legal research and legislative drafting, and is working on independent projects in the area of constitutional law. Kevin graduated with a B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2018. He writes regularly for media outlets including the Hindu, Scroll, Firstpost, and the Wire on a range of contemporary issues. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences
Shreya is a Research Fellow working in the area of Health and Education. She is currently working on research projects related to public health, patient rights and inclusive education. Her areas of interest include Public Health, Right to Education, Constitutional law, Cyber law, and the intersection of Health and Technology. Shreya graduated with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2018. She has been published in newspapers and websites like The Hindu and The Wire. She has co-authored the Centre for Civil Society’s ‘Compendium of laws to be repealed in Chhattisgarh’. In collaboration with the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), she submitted an academic paper to MEITY on ‘Non-Consensual Obscene Content and Indian Law’. Prior to joining Vidhi, she has interned with policy organisations like CCG and the Land Rights Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research, in the Chambers of Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan, and with law firms like Karanjawala & Co and Samvaad Partners.
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