This opinion was published in The Hindu on March 17, 2022.
About the Authors
Rahul Bajaj is Senior Associate Fellow, Partnerships, in the Research Director’s Office. He manages Vidhi’s partnerships with academic institutions, think-tanks and other mutually beneficial partnerships. He also works on developing grassroot networks and collaborative partnerships in select areas of Vidhi’s work. He is responsible for coordinating research work in the Research Director’s Office, in particular on Vidhi’s research projects related to COVID-19. Rahul studied law at the University of Nagpur, graduating as the gold medallist in the university. After working at Trilegal, Delhi’s disputes practice for a year, he pursued his postgraduate legal education at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. On returning to India, Rahul clerked for Supreme Court judge D. Y. Chandrachud before joining Vidhi.
Husain is a Research Fellow with the Legal Design and Regulation Team at Vidhi. He interned at Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Quality Council of India, Pratham and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Before completing a BA, LLB (Hons) from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2021, he had delivered presentations on education policy at international conferences and submitted a policy brief on Unified Building Bye-Laws to the Government of NCT of Delhi. He is interested in learning more about legal theory and empirical research methods. Husain loves making friends and discussing philosophy with them.
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