This opinion was published in Times of India on July 21, 2022.
About the Authors
Neha Singhal is a Senior Resident Fellow and leads work in the area of Criminal Justice, and is researching on the criminalisation of drug use in India. She has authored the report titled “From Addict to Convict - The Working of The NDPS Act in Punjab”. She was the Deputy Director of the Death Penalty Research Project at NLU, Delhi. She has also taught courses on legal history and humanitarian law at NLU, Delhi, She graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2008 and completed her Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2010.
Naveed is a Senior Resident Fellow working in the area of Criminal Justice. He holds an undergraduate degree in law from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and a Masters in Law from TISS, Mumbai. His research interests include Constitutional law, human rights and politico-legal issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir. Naveed has been associated with research studies on the National Register of Citizens in Assam, Human Rights Education and the working of the Juvenile Justice Act. During his masters, Naveed has worked on the issue of de-facto statelessness of the Tibetan community in Jammu and Kashmir. He has also worked with the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission in bringing forth human rights issues.
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