Reversing the Gaze

Reversing the Gaze
JKF is deliberative democracy at work - creating a society of the people, for the people and by the people. We hope the deliberations and the verdict of the first Janta ka Faisla will become a model for how Indian society learns from its most vulnerable citizens.

Janta ka Faisla: Jury Selection

Janta ka Faisla: Jury Selection
The heart of the Janta ka Faisla is the jury and the life experiences and wisdom they bring to the verdict. A jury of migrants from Chhattisgarh was selected through an intensive process, starting with an initial list of 1.5 lakh migrants collated from various NGO and volunteer databases, followed by an automated round of calls with about 15000 migrants at the end of which several rounds of interviews led to the 15 member panel of jurors.

What is a Janta ka Faisla?

What is a Janta ka Faisla?
The Janta ka Faisla (JKF) is a space in which citizens deliberate on a range of issues that impact their lives. The citizens’ jury hears presentations from experts, passes judgment on the available choices and makes that judgment available to the public.

Janta ka Faisla returns in 2021

Janta ka Faisla returns in 2021
We are organizing a Janta ka Faisla, a citizen's jury consisting of migrants from Chhattisgarh later in July. Today's update is the first in a series on the practice of citizenship that will continue through independence day on August 15th.

Webinar on Sunday, August 16th 2020

Migrant workers from Bihar: The pain of lockdown and the challenges ahead. Janta ka Faisla is hosting a panel discussion with a group of eminent people closely in touch with the situation on the ground in Bihar. Hear from them…

The Experience of Citizenship I: Prakash Mallick’s Story

The Experience of Citizenship I: Prakash Mallick’s Story
“Janta ka Faisla” (The People’s Verdict) is a space in which a jury of regular people sit in judgment on policies impacting their lives. Experts present their policies to an audience of representatives of various people’s groups – as a way of enacting participatory citizenship.

Janta Ka Faisla

In the usual definition, “citizen” is a noun, a person with attributes recognized by a constitution and protected by the state. Dictionary.com defines the term as: A native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to…