- 23 Aug 2020
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Modi Repeats Old Digital India Promise, But It Needs New Energy
Internet access is needed to ensure that India does not create a new class of digitally poor citizens to add to our inequalities. As India moves forward, Bharat should not be left behind.
This opinion was published in Bloomberg Quint on August 23, 2020.
About the Authors
Sumeysh is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi's Nyaaya. His research interests are primarily in areas of access to technology, information and rights in the digital space. He completed his BA.LLB (Hons.) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2013. Subsequently, he went on to pursue an LLM, specializing in Human Rights from the same institute and successfully completed the same in 2014. He frequently writes on socio-legal issues in for media outlets such as the Hindu, Times of India, FirstPost, The Wire etc. Previously, Sumeysh worked as a researcher in the Centre for Social Justice, where his research work contributed to two PILs filed for secruing socio-economic rights of fishing communities. Before joining Vidhi, he was working as CEO of Nyayika, a non-profit start-up offering affordable legal services through law centres in Gujarat. Sumeysh is a certified master trainer, through a program conducted by BRAC University and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies
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