Vikram Srivastava

Founder, Independent Thought

Vikram is a human rights lawyer based in Delhi with over 20 years of experience working on human rights and strategic litigation. He founded Independent Thought, a leading national human rights organization to advance equity, justice, and mutual respect, with a focus on children’s rights laws. Vikram is spearheading the legal reform movement in India for children’s rights through path-breaking public interest litigation. By challenging discriminatory provisions under criminal justice procedures, pushing for better implementation of laws on child marriage, and fighting for a free, equitable, and quality education for all, Vikram aims to bring an end to discrimination and abuse against children.

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