This opinion was published in The Hindustan Times on June 24, 2021.
About the Authors
Apoorva is a Research Fellow with Vidhi's JALDI (Justice, Access and Lowering Delays in India) initiative. At JALDI, she is working in the areas of judicial reform and increasing access to justice. She previously worked with Mint as a legal writer where she wrote extensively about important legal developments and covered the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and various other tribunals. She has also worked with Vidhi as an Associate Fellow on a project to study the implementation of the NDPS Act in Punjab. Her areas of interest include judicial reforms, constitutional law and animal law. Apoorva graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University, Delhi in 2014 and completed her LL.M. from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2018. She loves to travel, is passionate about animals and spends her free time honing her skills at vegan cooking/baking.
Jigar is a Research Fellow with Vidhi's JALDI (Justice, Access and Lowering Delays in India) initiative. At JALDI, Jigar is working on judicial reforms and integration of technology in the justice delivery system. He graduated with BLS; LLB from Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai in 2017 and has since worked with law firms such as Link Legal India Law Services and Wadia Ghandy & Co., primarily dealing with commercial dispute resolution. Most recently, he worked in the chambers of Senior Advocate Ranjit Thorat, and was a junior counsel on the Appellate Side of the Bombay High Court dealing with matters related to rent control, land laws, arbitration, first and second appeals. His areas of interest include criminal justice and constitutional law. In his free time, Jigar likes to read history, play cricket and review the latest TV shows.
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