Namita Aavriti

Namita is a writer, lawyer and researcher and she lives in Bangalore, India. She has worked with Alternative Law Forum for 10 years and is a co-founder of the online video archive (Public Access Digital Media Archive). She has written a monograph for Centre for Internet and Society on law, censorship and sexuality. Her interests are in histories of social movements, archiving, technology, law and sexuality. She is currently focused on forced evictions, caste atrocities, censorship in India and South Asia, self-determination in Kashmir and other issues.

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Latest posts by Namita Aavriti

An Inclusive, Diverse and Erotic LGBTIQ Festival in Bangalore, India

  January 22, 2016

Our intentions have been to be inclusive to a fault. It began primarily as finding a space especially for lesbian films and for women filmmakers in a context where activism has been dominated by the gay male agenda. But we too have learnt many lessons while doing the festival.

Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan (Movement for Land Rights)

  January 7, 2016

Country India Campaign Description Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan is a coming together of different groups and struggles to protest against the proposed amendment to the law on land acquisition that would take away the rights of disenfranchised farmers and people whose land is taken away for big projects. Connected to this is...

Against Beef Ban in India

  January 7, 2016

In 2015 under the regime of Narendra Modi, there was an attempt to once again introduce laws that ban the selling of beef and slaughter of cows. The reasons are that as a HIndu majority nation, the religious feelings of the Hindus for the cow should be respected. The irony is that a majority in the nation rely on beef for cheap protein source and most of these people belong to either lower castes or the Muslim minority.