NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

GENESIS TO TERMINUS OF ARTICLE 370: SOCIO-LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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INTRODUCTION

August 5, 2019 marked a historic day for Indian polity when the current government announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Article 370, which accorded special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, right from its inception with the Instrument of Accession executed by Raja Hari Singh, has remained a controversial piece of legislation and has been the source of much political and academic comment. Similarly, Article 35A of the Constitution has always acquired a prominent focus in politico-legal discourse with there being repeated calls, time and again for its repeal. Now that the provision has been revoked, the discussions as to the ramifications of the move, have begun with renewed fervor and the entire country as also the international community has been closely monitoring the subsequent developments. While the proponents of the move are hailing it to be a move from ‘the formal accession of the state made on 26th October 1947 to its total integration within the country’, there are serious apprehensions being voiced by other quarters about there being gross human rights violations in the valley and the ‘sense of betrayal of the idea of self-autonomy promised to the people’. What the move entails for India’s position at the international fora is another aspect that merits discussion. This Conference provides an opportunity to the participants to explore the various dimensions related to the issue and provide their respective perspectives and viewpoints so as to enable a holistic and in depth understanding of the same.

ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

Law School of Delhi Metropolitan Education:

Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) is an ‘A’ grade premier educational institute affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi. DME imparts education in the fields of Law, Management and Journalism, with the law courses approved by the Bar Council of India. The institute is located in the IT hub of NCR and is housed in a splendid building laced with modern educational facilities, a sine qua non for enhancing students’ creativity and capabilities. The sister institutes of DME include Mayoor School, Noida (in collaboration with Mayo College, Ajmer), Delhi World Public School, Greater Noida (West) and Delhi Technical Campus (DTC), Greater Noida.
The conference is being organized by the DME Law School. The Law school offers 5-year integrated B.A., LL.B& B.B.A., LL.B programs and practices project-based pedagogy with a strong connect between the classroom teaching and evolving legal & corporate needs.

CONFERENCE CONTOURS

This one-day national conference aims at discussing the pre and post effects of scrapping this Special Status of the State of Jammu & Kashmir and the repercussions, if any on Indian politics, democracy, federalism and foreign relations. It also would discuss the political, legal, socio-economic and constitutional aspects of this move to understand if it gives citizens of J&K, a ray of hope or pushes them into an impasse.

MAJOR SUB-THEMES

Constitutional Perspective

1. Jammu Kashmir and the Indian Constitutional history
2. Article 370 and 35A-Problems and Prospects
3. Deconstructing the Status of Kashmir- From ‘Accession’ to ‘Integration’?
4. Constitutional Mechanism for Amendment: The process of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A
5. Indian federalism: Relationship of J&K vis-à-vis the Union of India
6. Rights of the citizens: Impact on civil and political rights of Kashmiris
7. Pros and Cons of Article 370 for the people of J.&K.
8. Dawn and Dusk of Article 370
9. Dismantling State of J&K: Does it amount to assassination of Democracy?
10. Analysis of the special status of various States via-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
11. Article 370 and 35A -Its Impact on unity and integrity of India
12. Article 370 and 35A- Toothless
13. Overturning Article 370 and 35A
14. Metamorphosis and demise of Article 370

Economic Perspective

15. Impact on regional trade due to abrogation of Article 370
16. Effect of Reorganisation: Changes in the GDP and growth pattern of India
17. Development of a New India with special reference to changes in the trading regime of J&K

Socio-Legal Perspective

18. Suppressed Voices of the Kashmir Valley
19. The Need for Responsible Reporting in times of Political Crisis: The J&K perspective

International Perspective

20. Analysis of the sovereignty stakes: Article 370 and India at the International Fora
21. Abolition of Article 370: Impact on South Asian political relations
22. The state of Delusion: Terrorism and Conflict
23. Article 370 and United Nations
24. Role of Neighboring countries: aftermath of abolition of Article 370

DATE AND VENUE

Date: 24th January 2020 (Friday)

Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Delhi Metropolitan Education, B-12, Sector 62, Noida 201309

How to Reach: Walking distance from Noida Sector 62 metro station.

REGISTRATION

The participants have to register themselves to participate in the conference. The registration form can be downloaded from www.dme.ac.in. No TA/DA shall be provided to the participants. The registration charges can be paid at any time on or before 22nd November 2019. Please mention the subject as ‘Law Conference’ while making the payment. Certificate for participation shall be issued on the day of the conference after its completion. No certificate shall be issued in absentia and there shall be no refund of registration fee in any circumstances.

Fee payable through IMPS/NEFT:

Delhi Metropolitan Education

HDFC Bank Ltd., Sector 18, Noida

Account No: 50100187447560 (Savings Account)

IFSC: HDFC0001592

Students Rs. 500/-
Faculty and Research Scholars Rs. 1000/-
Other Professionals Rs. 2000/-

IMPORTANT DATES

Last date for submission of Abstracts 8th November 2019
Last date for Acceptance of Abstracts 15th November 2019
Last Date for online Registrations 22nd November 2019
Last date for Submission of Full Articles 6th December 2019
Intimation & Final listing of accepted papers for presentation 13th December 2019
Date of Conference 24th January 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Well researched papers, articles and case studies are invited from students, scholars/researchers, faculties, bar and bench and other professionals.
  • Co-authorship upto two authors is permitted. Each co-author would be required to pay the registration fees.
  • The manuscript must be typed in MS Word Times New Roman (Font size 12 and 1.5 spacing) on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides
  • The papers should be thematic and not more than 4000 words (3000-4000 words is appreciable). Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words.
  • The sub-themes provided are merely indicative and not exhaustive. Participants are free to choose any topic of their choice relevant to the central theme of the conference.
  • Footnotes should follow uniform ILI style of citation.
  • The abstract as well as the article should indicate title of the paper, name of the author(s) and organization(s), contact number and e-mail address.
  • Research papers/articles submitted should be accompanied with a declaration by the author(s), stating that the contents of the research paper have not been published elsewhere.
  • All papers shall be strictly subjected to anti-plagiarism softwareand shall be scrutinized through blind review of the Editorial board.
  • Best 30 papers will be published as a Book by Thakkar Law Publishers. The book, bearing ISBN, shall be released on 24th January 2020.
  • The abstract and the complete papers to be sent at conference2020@dme.ac.in

For any queries kindly contact

  • Ms. Bedapriya Lahiri, Convener (8305261053)
  • Ms. Sreedurga T. N, Co-convener (8826559126)

OUR PATRONS

  • Mr. Vipin Sahni : Chairman</li
  • Ms. Kiran Sahni : Chairperson
  • Mr. Aman Sahni : Vice-Chairman
  • Hon’ble Justice Bhanwar Singh : (Former Judge, Allahabad High Court)
    Director General, Delhi Metropolitan Education

BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Prof. (Dr.) Ravikant Swami : Director, Delhi Metropolitan Education Noida
  • Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha : Director ,Indian law Institute, Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) A.P Singh : Professor, USLLS, GGSIPU, Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) Afzal Wani : Professor, USLLS, GGSIPU, Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ritu Gupta : Professor of Law, NLU, Delhi

CONVENERS

  • Ms. Bedapriya Lahiri
  • Ms. Sreedurga T. N

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dr. Rajinder Kaur Randhawa
  • Dr. Smita Gupta
  • Mr.Kush Kalra
  • Mr Adity Verma
  • Mr. Surya Saxena
  • Ms. Priyansha Hajela
  • Ms. Swaril Dania
  • Ms. Priyansha Badoni

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Bahl, Dean, DME Law School (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Bhavish Gupta, Head of Academics, School of Law (Editor)
  • Ms. Bedapriya Lahiri
  • Ms. Sreedurga T. N
  • Ms . Karishma Sheikh
  • Mr. Aditya Verma
  • Mr. Surya Saxena
  • Ms. Priyansha Hajela
  • Ms. Swaril Dania
  • Ms. Priyansha Badoni