- 24 Mar 2023
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Bringing Jan Vishwas to the Jan Vishwas Bill
The Jan Vishwas Bill transcends the decriminalisation mandate, as stated in its object and reasons. It should not be used as an opportunity to slide substantive changes in Acts with broad ramifications, as such changes require a wider public consultation.
This opinion was published in The Leaflet on March 24, 2023.
About the Authors
Shashank is a Research Fellow at Vidhi. He works with the Climate and Ecosystem team wherein he focuses on legal and policy issues related to current government measures around climate and environment. Prior to joining Vidhi, Shashank worked as a LAMP (Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament) Fellow with a Lok Sabha MP wherein he worked on environment, disability and tech related matters. He also drafted two Private Members' Bill for the MP which were introduced in Lok Sabha. Shashank was also a Javed Abidi Fellow at NCPEDP wherein he worked on issues related to inclusivity and accessibility. His work as a Javed Abidi fellow primarily focused on the exclusion of disabled people from the political landscape. He likes to write on multiple policy related issues and his articles have regularly featured across platforms. Shashank graduated from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University with BA LLB (IP hons) in 2021
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