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Nikita Sonavane: Justice For All

“Early on, you realise that you are responding to individual cases but there are really stark patterns in the way people are policed.” - Nikita Sonavane on The Hindu


Branding Person To Be Born A Criminal And Treating It As A Hereditary Phenomenon Was Born Out Of Some Wrong Historical Notions: Justice Vishwanathan

In his lecture, Justice Viswanathan mentioned how the Act of 1871 came into being, the surveillance mechanism employed by the colonial state and the underlying rationale and finally how even after 71 years since the act was repealed, the Vimukta community is facing similar persecutions. (Covering Vimukta Diwas Lecture 2023)


All India’s Jail Stats: 7 In 10 Undertrials, 1 In 3 Dalit/Adivasi

“The quality of legal aid and services in this country is abysmal,” said Nikita Sonavane, lawyer and co-founder, Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project, a Bhopal-based organisation that works with tribal groups stigmatised by the criminal justice system.



Caste, Privacy, & Digital Technologies

Our co-founder, Nikita Sonavane joined Manoj Mitta for a conversation aimed to unpack the intricate relationship between technology and caste dynamics, specifically, how digital platforms increasingly play a critical role in further deepening divides as opposed to bridging them. Additionally, they also outlined how the datafication of marginalised communities has been central to their surveillance.


Panel: Biometric Surveillance in Colonial States India, Palestine, US

Nikita Sonavane joined Kenia Hale, SQ Masood, Mona Shtaya, J. Khadijah Abdurahman, Hoda Katebi and Fabian Rogers for a panel on Biometric Surveillance in Colonial States, a virtual thesis mini-conference by Nikhil Dharmaraj.

Panel Discussion: 50 Years of ‘Project Tiger’ Community Voices Against Protected Areas

Mrinalini Ravindranath joined Telenga Hasa, JA Shivu, Pakhiraj Rabha, Mohammed Meer Hamza and Yerumai Rajan for a panel discussion on 50 years of ‘Project Tiger’ and the community voices against protected areas. 

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