Illustrations by Nahal Sheikh
Illustrations by Nahal Sheikh

Colonial and casteist ideas still shape criminalisation and policing in India 

The disproportionate policing and incarceration of Denotified Tribes and other caste-oppressed communities must be understood as a result of colonial and Brahminical power

Nikita Sonavane is a lawyer and researcher working on criminalisation, caste and policing in India. She is the co-founder of the Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project.

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