Nikita Sonavane is a legal researcher and lawyer based in Bhopal, India. She is the co-founder of the Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project, a litigation and research intervention focused on building accountability against criminalisation of marginalised communities by the police and the criminal justice system.

She joins us this week in a conversation about the construction of casteist criminality in the law, through the criminalisation of Denotified Tribes/ Vimuktas. She will explore the casteist carceral legacy of the Criminal Tribes Act, that continues in Indian policing today, especially through the provisions surrounding ‘Habitual Offenders’. She will share insights from her organisation’s empirical research on policing and experience in litigation. 

Please register using the following link to receive the online meeting details for this Friday. https://forms.gle/CXDnNntWwZfnt5x36