This opinion was published in The Hindu on March 17, 2022.
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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 was a Research Fellow in the Legal Design and Regulation team. He is also Coordinator, Vidhi Access to Legal Education, Fellowship at Vidhi. He primarily researches constitutional law and disabilities law. He also does strategic litigation for the rights of persons with disabilities. During his time at Vidhi he has advised Central Government Ministries and Departments. Recently, he established the Vidhi Access to Legal Education Fellowship to help law graduates and students from traditional law schools build better careers in law. He comments on policy and legal issues in The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Wire, The Quint, Oxford Human Rights Hub, etc. Husain graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2021.
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