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4th National Symposium on landmark judgements By Think India

About Think India

Think India is a pan-India initiative to bring together the best talents of the country and to infuse in them a ‘Nation First’ attitude, aimed at developing the nationalistic spirit and inspiring young India to be of service to society. It aims to bring the best minds of the country and the Leaders of Tomorrow on one platform to discuss and deliberate upon issues of national importance. 

Think India organizes a National Symposium every year since 2017 on Landmark Cases of the concerned year to stimulate legal awareness in Law students, Researchers and Professionals. We are pleased to announce 4th edition of its flagship program 4th National Symposium on Landmark Judgments of 2020 scheduled for 9th-10th January 2021.  

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd National Symposiums organized in the past talked about sensitive issues like Right to Privacy, Triple Talaq, Seeking vote in name of religion, Marital Rape, Decriminalization of Section 377 of 

IPC, Gender equality and Adultery, Live streaming of Court proceedings, Ayodhya Verdict, CJI’s office under the purview of RTI Act, NRC (National Register for Citizens) of India, and so on. The purpose behind organizing all the previous editions of national symposium is to explain the law interpreted by Courts in India. It aims to bring conceptual clarity in the young minds about the law and impact of judicial pronouncements. Only the conceptual clarity of such issues will enable young minds to form their own opinions and to achieve the basic legal awareness one must have.  

The 4th National Symposium on Landmark Judgments of 2020 aims to discuss the following landmark judgments:  

1. Restriction on Internet and Fundamental Rights 

(Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India) 

2.    Gender Equality in Hindu Property Law (Vineeta Sharma v. Rakesh Sharma) 

3.    Babri Masjid Demolition Conspiracy Case 

4.    Permanent Commission for Female Armed Forces Officers 

(The Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. Babita Puniya & Ors.) 

5.    Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case  

 (In Re: Prashant Bhushan & Anr.) 

6.    Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case  

(Amit Sahni v. Commissioner of Police & Ors.) 

To Register:

http://tinyurl.com/LandmarkCases2020-2021

Registration fees: ₹50/-  

Paytm No. 8076802450 

For more Details contact: 

 Aastha Singh Rajput (Event Cordinator) : 8889370961,  Razual Purewal (Event Co- Cordinator): 8591100039. 

COMPETITION: 

Along with the symposium we are also organizing National Case Comment Writing Competition; the event is aimed at promoting the importance of the analysis of judgments. This National Case Comment competition will enable the participants to know how these latest judgments have changed the overall course of justice. Think India is providing an opportunity for young legal minds to express their opinions on these important judgments in the form of case comment writing. 

We, at Think India, take this opportunity of requesting you to associate with us for the event. . The success of the earlier events has been phenomenal. We look forward to have you as our esteemed partner for the event. 

ELIGIBILITY 

●    Students pursuing LL.B., i.e., 3-year or 5-year course or LL.M from any recognized College or University or preparing for the judicial services  

●    In Co-authorship, not more than 2 participants are allowed. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

●    Last date of submission: 28th  December 2020 

●    Declaration of the result: 10th  January 2021 

LIST OF CASES FOR CASE COMMENT (CHOOSE ANY 1): 

1. PRASHANT BHUSHAN CONTEMPT CASE  

(In Re: Prashant Bhushan & Anr.) 

Civil rights lawyer Mr. Prashant Bhushan was asked to pay ₹1 fine, imposed by the Supreme Court as punishment on him for committing criminal contempt with his tweets ‘scandalizing the court’.  A review petition against the same has been filed.  

2.  PERMANENT COMMISSION FOR FEMALE ARMED FORCE OFFICERS  

(The Secretary, Ministry of Defence V. Babita Puniya & ors.) 

An absolute bar on women seeking criteria or command appointments; differentiation between two classes of persons, under the blanket of requirements and exigencies of a particular appointment sustainable under law or an attack to the guarantee of equality under Article 14.  

3. RESTRICTION ON INTERNET AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS 

(Anuradha Bhasin V. Union Of India) 

Whether freedom of speech & expression and freedom to practice any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business over the Internet is a part of the fundamental rights? This case majorly focuses on the fundamental rights under part III of the Indian constitution and the restrictions therein.  

4. BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION CRIMINAL CONSPIRCY CASE  

The verdict by a Special CBI Court in Lucknow acquitted former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, and several others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The key takeaways from this case would relate to timeline-based study on the demolition of the mosque.  

5. GENDER EQUALITY IN HINDU PROPERTY LAW  

(Vineeta Sharma v. Rakesh Sharma) 

Exclusion of daughter from co-parcenary – discriminatory, oppressive and negation of fundamental rights. 

6. RIGHT TO PROTEST V. RIGHT TO MOBILITY: THE SHAHEEN BAGH CASE  

(Amit Sahni V. Commissioner of Police & ors)       Protests against legislation or communal conflict? 

India, as we know it today, traces its foundation back to when the seeds of protest during our freedom struggle were sown deep, to eventually flower into a democracy. What must be kept in mind, however, is that the erstwhile mode and manner of dissent against colonial rule cannot be equated with dissent in a self- ruled democracy.  

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

●    Word limit – Minimum 1200 words & Maximum 2000 words (including footnotes) 

●    Format – MS Word; font – Times New Roman 

●    Font size – 12 for text, 14 for Headings, 10 for footnotes 

●    Page numbers – bottom center 

●    The case comment must be written in English. 

●    Line Spacing – 1.5 for text and 1.0 for footnotes 

●    Alignment – Justified and layout must be A4 size 

●    Margin – One inch each side 

●    The citation methodology to be followed is Harvard Bluebook (19th Edition). 

●    The submission must be original. 

●    Plagiarism of any sort will lead to immediate disqualification. 

AWARDS & CERTIFICATES 

●    E-certificates of participation will be provided to all the participants. 

●    Best 15 entries shall be given Internship under  Think India Vidhi Internship Program. 

To Register: 

http://tinyurl.com/LandmarkCases2020-2021 

Registration fees: ₹50/-  

Paytm No. 8076802450 

Submission Link: 

https://tinyurl.com/TISubmission-Form   

For more information, contact:  

Shashank Singh (In-Charge, Think India Delhi) – 9005670656 Aastha Singh Rajput (Event Coordinator) – 8889370961 thinkindiadelhi@gmail.com  

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