Independent Thought is a National Human Rights Organisation working towards equity, justice and mutual respect.
They work on human right and law through direct intervention, advocacy, judicial actions and provide technical and hand-holding support to non-government, government and multilateral funding, policy, research and grassroots organizations in various states of India.
Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition is an annual platform for young and promising legal minds to participate in nation-building process.
In the 1st and 2nd Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition in years 2012 and 2013; debates were generated on the issues of “Protection of Children from Sexual Offences- Law and its effectiveness” and “Age of Criminal Responsibility“
The competition received submissions from child rights enthusiasts from over 50 different colleges of Law and other streams spread across 20 states.
The 3rd Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition 2014 focuses on the issue of child abuse and the present legal mechanisms to combat it. The topic for this year’s competition is Marital Rape within prohibited Child Marriages.
The essay competition attempts to engage law students to examine the efficacy of the existing legal regime relating to child abuse and to suggest changes, if any-
Submission Last Date: 30th Sept
Declaration Best Thoughts: 10th Dec
Recognition: Cash Prize, Certificate of Participation and Publication