This opinion was published in Firstpost on August 10, 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
Akshat is a Research Fellow at Vidhi. He has advised on projects relating to the regulation of the digital economy, privacy, federalism and healthare. His areas of research interest include constitutional law, gender and sexuality, family law and public health. Akshat is an alumnus of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and was previously an Associate at the leading Indian law firm Khaitan & Co., where he worked with their disputes and regulatory practices. He has been published in peer reviewed journals as well as media outlets such as The Wire, LiveMint etc., and has also contributed to international blogs such as the Oxford Human Rights Hub and the IACL-AIDC blog. He served as the Chief Editor of the National Law School of India Review and was also on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law.
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