Burhan Majid

Research Visitor - Hilary Term 2023


Burhan Majid is an Assistant Professor at Hamdard Institute of Legal Studies and Research, School of Law, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. He’s also a doctoral fellow at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, India.

He has previously taught at Central University of Kashmir. Prior to joining teaching, he has worked as a lawyer at the High Court of Srinagar for close to a year dealing with service matters and preventive detention cases. Having read law, both at the Undergraduate and Masters level, at the University of Kashmir, he has cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Assistant Professorship in the first year of his LL.M. His research and teaching interests include legal theory and constitutional law. His writings have appeared in reputed journals, newspapers and magazines of India including The Wire and The India Forum.

As a visiting research fellow under the Indian Equality Law Programme at Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford, Burhan’s research will focus on the intersections of affirmative action and religious minorities in India. His primary aim will be to develop a conceptual ground for extension of affirmative action to religious minority groups, in particular, the Muslim community in wake of its backwardness and systematic deprivation in the post-colonial Indian state. He hopes to do it by drawing from the government’s own data on the socio-economic condition of the Muslim minority group including the landmark Sachar Committee Report of 2006.