Alok Prasanna Kumar is Co-Founder and Lead, Vidhi Karnataka. His areas of research include judicial reforms, Constitutional law, urban development, and law and technology. He graduated with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons) from the NALSAR University in 2008 and obtained the BCL from the University of Oxford in 2009. He writes a monthly column for the Economic and Political Weekly and has published in the Indian Journal of Constitutional Law and National Law School of India Review apart from media outlets such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Scroll, Quint and Caravan. He has practiced in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court from the chambers of Mr Mohan Parasaran, and currently also co-hosts the Ganatantra podcast on IVM Podcasts.
The Symptom was Addressed, the Disease Remains
But how did the members of the Constituent Assembly hope to address the challenge of abolishing untouchability? The speeches of the members when discussing the subject are revealing.
Police-Lawyer Mistrust Common, Raids Aren’t. Mehmood Pracha a Target Due to Who He Represents
Alarmed at the prospect of their incompetence and malice being exposed, the Delhi Police have retaliated in a crude and illegal manner against lawyer Mehmood Pracha.