Ajita Banerjie

Ajita Banerjie is a researcher on gender and sexuality rights based in New Delhi, India. She can be reached at banerjie.ajita@gmail.com.

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Transformative Constitutionalism: Indian Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Morality by Reading Down Section 377

Transformative Constitutionalism: Indian Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Morality by Reading Down Section 377

In a historic judgment pronounced on 6th September 2018, the Supreme Court of India in Navtej Singh Johar vs Union of India declared Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to be unconstitutional in so far as it penalizes consensual ...
Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

The Delhi High Court in a landmark judgment (Harsh Mander v. Union of India and Karnika Sawney v. Union of India) has held the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959, unconstitutional on grounds that it violates the Article 14 ...