Welcome to My Blog

Hello, I am Bibhu Dutta Das (M.A. and LL.B) Advocate and Legal Consultant Supreme Court of India and different High Courts. I have done my specialization in Constitutional Laws, Civil laws, Education law and laws relating to non-profit organizations. I am the legal consultant for several institutions engaged in development sector. I have authored various legal books including Where there is no Lawyer, Aama Aain (Our Laws in Odia) and Rights of Minority and Child Right . I am a resource person for legal education, both on secular laws and religious laws.

I am a Member, Supreme Court of India Bar Association, and life member, Orissa High Court Bar Association. I had been on the Justice Wadhwa Commission, Justice Panigrahi Commission and Justice Naidu Commission. Reported cases include 2010: NCMEI Court, Delhi on Minority School (Buckley Primary School vs State of Orissa), 2012 : Judgment of Supreme Court on Right to Education Act (BUNI vs Union of India).

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Law and Policies

These are the law and policies dealing with religious freedoms, caste practices, and equality for Dalit-Bahujans. This includes anti-conversion laws from various states in India, United Nations policies which India has ratified and more.

Please contact us if you find an error, broken links, or want us to add other documents. Please note that many independent reports from both Western and Indian non-government organisations are available on the Other Info & Links page.

Below are legal documents dealing with religious freedoms, caste practices, and equality for Dalit-Bahujans. This includes anti-conversion laws from various states in India,

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Law of Minorities

Minority rights are the normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or sexual minorities; and also the collective rights accorded to minority groups. Minority rights may also apply simply to individual rights of anyone who is not part of a majority decision.

Civil rights movements often seek to ensure that individual rights are not denied on the basis of membership in a minority group, such as global women’s rights and global LGBT rights movements, or the various racial minority rights movements around the world.

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Other Info & Links

Below you will find links to information about religious freedom and caste discrimination in India. Most are links to reports or hearings by Western groups.

Reports & Info from India’s Governmental Bodies

Below are the most recent reports by the major government organisations in India which document discrimination against Dalit-Bahujans. They only occasionally note challenges faced by religious minorities, such as Christians. There are only a few official committees and commissions which provide this information and they are typically at least three years behind in issuing current data.

National Commission on Scheduled Castes
The report from 2004-2005 provides most of the data