Kaleeswaram Raj

Kaleeswaram Raj is an Indian lawyer practising in the fields of civil, criminal and constitutional law in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Kerala. He was the lead counsel for the petitioner in Joseph Shine v Union of India & successfully argued for decriminalisation of the offence of adultery in India. He also appeared before the Supreme Court of India in the Government advertisements case (2015), Kerala Liquor Policy case, and National Highway liquor ban case (2017). He writes regularly in leading newspapers in India, including The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, as well as journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Frontline and Mainstream Weekly.