BENGALURU : It has been two-years-and-six-months since Gauri Lankesh, activist and editor of a Kannada weekly, was killed. In the eyes of her assassins, she was a symbol of dissent who frequently crossed the line for two decades—ever since she took over her father’s outrageously bold weekly newspaper. If her death had really struck fear … Continue reading The lion inside the sedition circus [LiveMint]
Karnataka Lawyers Face Hostility While Representing Those Accused of Sedition After many bar associations passed resolutions to not represent students accused of sedition, the Karnataka high court on February 27 took serious note of these actions. Bengaluru lawyers file bail plea for sedition-accused Kashmiri students amid protection The bail application was filed after Chief Justice … Continue reading Seditious Cases – Mysore, Hubli and Bidar
B.T.Venkatesh, Human Rights Lawyer and a former State Public Prosecutor on the need to make our laws and system more efficient rather than stringent. Most of the provisions in the laws such as AFSPA, UAPA, Goondas Act, etc are draconian and against the Constitutional provisions to fundamental rights. He also pushes for police reforms, strengthen … Continue reading “Laws and system to be more efficient than stringent” – BT Venkatesh
By Hari Haran Trustee, AltTech Foundation It’s hard to fathom the sheer size of Africa. When you’re in any of the countries, the people look much the same barring the fine shades of ebony that distinguish a Ugandan from a Sierra Leonean or the Ethiopian from the Nigerian. Every city across the massive continent is … Continue reading Africa: The truly dark continent
How social auditing protects brands and fails workers.
Senior Advocate BT Venkatesh teaching 'Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Safeguards' for the student members of All India Students Federation (AISF) at CPI State Headquarters, Bengaluru. Student leaders from several districts in Karnataka participated in the student camp as part of the 3-day capacity building program (Oct 18-20) organised by AISF.
"Sex Workers' Rights Are Workers' Rights", Senior Advocate BT Venkatesh said to a gathering of sex workers, community supporters, lawyers and representatives from NGOs working on health, human, and labour rights. During the meeting held today (17 Oct 2019) at Visthar, Bengaluru, he emphasised that there's a greater need for this vulnerable member of the … Continue reading Unionisation of Sex Workers Movement – Consultative Process
ReachLawyer, a socio-legal development initiative of ReachLaw, is looking for online interns who are keen on doing research on various aspects of laws relating to marginalized communities. ReachLawyer is associated with a number of organisations working on the rights of LGBT issues, garment workers trade union as part of our Community Support Program. We are … Continue reading Invitation for online internships at ReachLawyer
With more than half a million garment workers who predominantly come from agrarian and working-class background across India working in Bangalore, most of us so who claim that we have conscience fail to see the kind of sexual abuse, harassment, pittance of wages and the kind of workload that would put a donkeys load to … Continue reading Urban insensitivity, Abuse by Brands and Conditions of Garment Workers of My City
Around 80 activists and experts representing 32 organisations from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka working on the Rights of Children and Rights of Women came together for a South India consultation organised by Sangama, ReachLaw, Aneka and South Asia Human Rights Association (SAHRA). It also included 27 community-based organisations for sexual and … Continue reading Transgender Persons Bill has loopholes: Activists