The Yadunandan Center for India Studies: Prashant BhushanSeptember 21, 2011
Join CSULB’s Yadunandan Center for India Studies in honoring Prashant Bhushan for his dedication and commitment to helping underserved communities.
Prashant Bhushan, an eminent Supreme Court lawyer and social activist in India, has fought over 500 Public Interest Litigation cases without charging any money. Such cases include the recent 2G Scam, Doon Valley case, Bhopal gas tragedy litigation, Narmada dam case, appointment of P.J. Thomas as Chief Vigilance Officer for India, and many more to protect the environment. He has pledged to defend the rights of indigenous people as well as to fight rampant corruption in the government and the judiciary. He represents the conscience of the Indian judiciary system.
Prashant Bhushan has dedicated his adult life to defending democratic and people’s rights in India, starting with his fight against the emergency declared in 1976. In 1978, he authored a related book, Case That Shook India. Subsequently in 1990, he focused on the issue of corruption in government and authored the book Bofors: The Selling of a Nation. He was recently appointed a member of the committee that was constituted in April 2011 for drafting the Jan Lokpal bill. He has been leading the fight to stop corruption and to restore people’s democratic rights.
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Parking will be available in lot 7 and costs $5.00 per car.