This opinion was published in Times of India on August 25, 2022.
About the Authors
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.
Ayushi is a Research Fellow in the Criminal Justice Reforms team at Vidhi. Prior to joining Vidhi, Ayushi worked at Nirma University as an Assistant Professor and National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar as a Teaching and Research Associate. She has also worked with the Logistic Division, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and advised on issues related to Maritime Regulatory Framework. Ayushi graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) in 2018 with a BA., LL. B (Hons.) and obtained her LLM degree in Constitutional and Administrative Laws from the Indian Law Institute, Delhi in 2019. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) where her research is focused on violence against sexual minorities.
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