An article on ‘Preventive Detention and its Constitutional Safegaurds’ written by Capital City’s 21- year old girl Anoushka Chowdhury has been published in the second volume of the International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, which is a Manupatra Indexed Blind peer review journal on October 20.
“It is one of the biggest web portals for law students and getting an article published there feels great. There was a call for articles and research papers on the website Lawctopus, for which I had applied in September. My article talks about what exactly is preventive detention and how the laws related to it have vested a lot of power in the hands of the authorities eventually leading to its misuse. It also highlights Article 22 Clause 327, of the Indian Constitution which provides certain safeguards given to protect the detained persons. The research I had done for this has given me great exposure and I also learnt a lot of new things during the course of it,” said a beaming Chowdhury.
Aspiring to be a cyber lawyer or fighting criminal cases, Chowdhury is presently a second year BA, LLA (Honours) student at Amity Law School, Noida and wishes to pursue an LLM from one of the leading law universities in the country. She completed her schooling from Bishop Westcott Girls’ School, Namkum and later from Delhi Public School, Ranchi.
“Since childhood I always thought of becoming an engineer but a conversation with one of my favourtite teachers piqued my interest in law in the 10th standard. I want to become a lawyer to ensure that everyone gets their due justice. Initially I would like to work in a reputed law firm and gain some knowledge. In the coming years I want to open my law firm with offices across the country which would specifically be for cyber crimes,” remarked the aspiring lawyer.
Born and brought up in Ranchi, Chowdhury is a resident of the Purulia Road locality. Her mother Alka Chowdhury is a teacher in a reputed school in the City while her father Sudhakar Chowdhury is a Central government employee.
“Being an only child, my parents have supported all my decisions and taught me to be independent from a young age. They have always encouraged me to follow my dreams. Today I feel very happy to have been able to make them proud of my achievement. My maternal aunt and uncle have also been my pillars of strength,” said Chowdhury.