Afreen Bano Khan
Afreen is a practising lawyer based out of Mumbai. She studied law from the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University and holds a masters degree in Access to Justice from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has worked on a spectrum of issues pertaining to human rights in the interiors of Jharkhand and West Bengal through her fellowship at the Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad. She then joined the Human Rights Law Network where she litigated full-time on human rights, criminal justice, and constitutional law. As a Samvidhaan Fellow, she will study the effect of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 on Muslims of India. The Project is aimed at developing legal techniques/methods of handling the impact of the CAA on the affected individuals and community, converting the ground level experiences into short write-ups/videos for creating awareness and dissemination of constitutional knowledge and finally understanding the constitutional issues involved in the context of the community’s experience and producing an academic work for publication. The project aims to inform citizenry, design policy interventions, and further lead to strategic litigation.