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Manas Raturi

Manas Raturi is a PhD Scholar in Sociology at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi. He previously worked as Research Assistant to Legislators at Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from Ambedkar University Delhi and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. His research interests lie at the intersection of sociology, law and public policy.


Health Rights

Inside the Leprosy Home in Delhi

In January this year, a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court by one such inmate, Rajeev Kumar, seeking rehabilitation of the leprosy patients rendered homeless after its August judgment. Post the judgment, Kumar, along with 40 other inmates, was back to begging on the road. A week later, the Court granted the inmates temporary relief by ordering the Delhi government to accommodate everyone back in the premises of the HLTB. However, the inmates say that nothing has happened till now.

February 14,2019

Social Justice

A positive beginning

The Delhi High Court Bench, comprising the outgoing Acting Chief of the High Court, Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, rightly declared the main provisions of the Bombay Act as ‘manifestly arbitrary’ and against the mandate of Article 21 of the Constitution which guarantees citizens right to live with dignity and with the necessities of life required for it.

August 10,2018

History and law

Raj and the begging brawl

How could the rulers claim legitimacy to ‘civilise’ the Indians if a section of the rulers lived a life of crime, vagrancy, and laziness by not engaging in labour?

June 27,2018