Guest Lecture at DME Law School in collaboration with Center for Criminal Law and Justice on
“Thoughts and Reflection on Talaq ul Biddat (Triple Talaq”
Mr. Manoj Goel
(Senior arguing counsel at Supreme Court who argued in Triple Talaq Case)
Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq
(Advocate on record Supreme Court)
Ms. Azara Rahman
(Advocate Supreme Court)
JUSTICE V.R. KRISHNA IYER LECTURE SERIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CENTRE FOR CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE
Thoughts & Reflection On Talaq-Ul-Biddat
On 27th August, 2019, theResearch Cell Centre for Criminal Law and Justice (CCLJ) of the esteemed institution,DME organized lecture on the topic of “Thoughts & Reflection on Talaq-ul-Biddat (Triple talaq)” in Nelson Mandela Auditorium as a part of the Research Day Activity. The enlightening event was honoured with the presence of Hon’ble guests Mr. Manoj Goel (senior arguing counsel Supreme Court who argued in the Triple Talaq case), Ms. Azra Rehman (Advocate Supreme Court) and Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq (Advocate on Record Supreme Court).
The event was initiated with paying tribute to Maa Saraswati by lightning of lamps by all the Respected guests and dignitaries of DME. Kuber Mahajan, final year student of DME commenced the event by giving brief introduction on the status of Triple Talaq prevailing in India and consecutively invited Justice Bhanwar Singh to share some words of wisdom with the students. J. Bhanwar Singh shared his knowledge about the immense contribution of J. V.R. Krishna Iyer in the development of Indian Judiciary and his profound work for the upliftment of the weaker section of the society.
The event continued with the presence of Mr. Wajeeh Shafeeq who appeared as a counsel for the husband (Rezwan) in the landmark judgement of Shah Bano case. He shed lights upon the facts that the husband gave Talaq as all the possibilities of re-conciliation failed. He also mentioned that every Muslim is governed by Muslim Personal laws (Shariat) throughout their lives wherein he criticized the interference of Judiciary in the personal matter of wife and husband. He shared his knowledge on the types of Talaq and henceforth procedure for re-conciliation with the students of DME. He also emphasized on the importance of Article 25 and 26 of Indian Constitution with respect to the judgement of Triple talaq. He concluded with the quote of Prophet Mohammad that “Triple talaq is just but sinful.”
Thereafter, Mr. Manoj Goel was felicitated to the podium to share his experience, views and knowledge on the subject of the event. He greeted the Hon’ble dignitaries of DME before commencing his lecture. He put forward his extreme criticism against the Shah Bano judgement and the Anti-Triple talaq Bill. He emphasized on the fact that the entire Triple talaq judgment was not influenced with the issue of Triple talaq but various other major societal concerns and legal issues. He opined that if the practice is a part of Religion,whether it is good or bad, we like it or not, so long it is a part of Article 25 (b), it shall remain intact. He further mentioned that he argued in the court that the entire case of Shah Bano was not maintainable as according to the Article 12 of the Indian Constitution a writ can only be instituted when there is a breach of fundamental right or State action. Then he discussed his disagreements with J. R.F. Nariman related to the issue of State action and quoted thereafter that “the whole judgement is useless in the law in all respects.” He stood straight with his arguments that the State should not interfere with the personal laws. In the end, he left the audience with the question that whether the concern should be for the women or any community or the supremacy of law of the Religion.
Henceforth, Ramey Rana, 3rd year student of DME facilitated Ms. Azra Rehman who is practicing in the chamber of Adv. Salman Khurshid. She with immense enthusiasm appraised the selection of bench in the Triple talaq matter. She mentioned the statistics that not even 70% of the women in India get maintenance after divorce. Also, she shared her experience that while she was working on the Triple talaq case, she got an opportunity to speak to some of the petitioners, and she found out that some of them don’t even have their Nikah-nama’s. She questioned her concern that would criminalization of Triple talaq solve all the problems of women. She further added that making Triple talaq unconstitutional won’t help the women to retrieve their dignity back. While concluding her lecture she encouraged the students to think about from this angle of law and impact it has on the lives of women.
Ms. Upasana Singh, faculty at DME, took over the podium to express her extreme gratitude towards all the Hon’ble guests for taking out their precious time and enlighten the students of DME with their respectiveknowledge and experiences. The lecture was followed by active-participation of students in the question-answer round. This round was a thrilling experience for the Hon’ble guests, students and the faculty of DME. Then in the final hours of the lecture, the Hon’ble guests were felicitated by our diligent student, Kuber Mahajan with his authored book on “Traditional and modern forms of Talaq under Muslim Law.”
Shakshi Shreya, BBALLB, 5A
Akansha Sharma, BBA LLB, 5B
Avneet Kaur, Assistant Professor, DME Law School
On 3rd September 2019 Valedictory ceremony of the 1stLegislative Bill Drafting Competition on Uniform Civil Code on Divorce was organised in the moot court from 3:00 pm onwards by the Centre for Constitutional Law and Human rights. The event started with Welcome note by Ms.Neha Sharma and was followed by Director General sir speech. It was the First event in the new moot court hall. The competition was tough and it was very difficult to decide 2 final teams. The participants were Complemented for their endeavours and the Errors made by the students were discussed and guidance was provided on the formatting, superfluous misleading statements and plagiarism. The event was followed by the address of Director and Dean of law school in which they Emphasised on good research skills to be an important part of succeeding in legal profession and made the students aware of the importance of good and meticulous drafting as an important attribute of a successful lawyer. The final Results were Announced by Dr Isha Jaswal, Head research cell. First position was bagged by Ms Kunika and Ms Mahima and second position was bagged by Ms Tanya, Ms. Pooja and Mr. Om Shah.The event ended with the Vote of Thank by Ms Shivani Bhadauria.
“ Nature hold the key to our aesthetic , intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction “
On 27th august 2019, research day activity was organized by center for excellence in sustainable development management school for faculty members and students. The panelist for the research day activity were Dr. Poorva Ranjan Associate Professor DME, Dr. Swati Jain Associate Professor DME and Dr. Sudhir Bisht Professor DME. The activity was successfully managed by Dr. Pooja Tripathi Assistant Professor DME. A documentary titled “edible cutlery” was showcased followed by a panel discussion on sustainable business proposition.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from faculty members and students as well. They came up with the idea which were innovating, profitable, sustainable and eco-friendly at the same time. Questions were raised and met with thoughtful discussion on finding solutions for protecting our mother earth from being harmed by her own children. Usage of edible cutlery in our everyday life was promoted and propagated in the discussion to maximize the benefit of 3 p’s that is planet, profit and people. The program was closed by vote of thanks by Divya Sharma.
This activity was carried out with the expectation that we balance our economic, environmental and social needs allowing prosperity for now and future generations. This include social progress ,equality, environmental protection, conservation of natural resources and stable economic growth.
Truly said “ only world Can save the world ” . surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy and habitable by all species.
Center for ADR: Just A Minute Held on 20/08/19
Just a Minute competition was organized with Centre for ADR, DME Law School to create awareness among students about role of arbitration, conciliation and mediation and lok adalats in reducing pendency in Courts on 20th August, 2019 (Tuesday). Students from 2nd to 5th year participated in the competition.
They were allotted 1 minute to share the views on the following topics :
- 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Arbitration
- 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Mediation
- 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of concilaition
- 3.3 crore cases pending in Indian courts: Role of Lok adalat
- Role of arbitration courts/forums in dispute settlement
- Role of Mediation courts/forums in dispute settlement
- Role of lok adalat courts/forums in dispute settlement
- Role of ADR in criminal cases
- Role of ADR in criminal cases
- Role of ADR in Family cases
- Role of ADR in IPR cases
- Role of ADR in Consumer cases
Centre Members Mr. Kush Kalra, Ms. Priyansha Badoni, Mr. Surya Saxena along with Research Cell Head Dr.IshaJaswal were present. The competition was judged by Ms. Shivani Bhaduria. There were around 20 participants who spoke on different topics which covered various aspects of ADR and emphasized on the need of Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation in helping reduce the mounting pendency of litigation in the Indian courts.
The students were evaluated on the following parameters:
d. Body Language and attire
3 winners were announced i.e. Eknoor Khurana, Aashi and Gursimar for this competition. Participation certificates will be provided to all the participants.
On 3rd September, 2019, the Centre for Enviro-legal Studies (CELS) screened a documentary film on plastic pollution entitled “Drowning in Plastics” at Nelson Mandela Auditorium, DME. The Centre for Enviro-legal Studies aspires to sew up a clean and sustainable environment for this nation which is still in developing phase. It also aims to serve as a resource Centre for teaching environmental law and pursue research in national, regional and international context. This Screening was largely student- driven. CELS Faculty Members Ms. Souma Brahma Sarkar, Mr. Mukesh Kalwani and Mr. Padmesh Kataria gave the audience a brief introduction about this Centre and the Research Day Program. Dr. Isha Jaswal, Head, Research Cell also graced the occasion.
“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.”
— Charles Moore, Oceanographer
Documentary screening is one of the methods to advance the educational experiences of the young minds. The documentary “Drowning in Plastics” touched the real problem arising due to plastic pollution in a nutshell. At the end, the makers of the video, tried to portray on how banning the plastic is not a dependable solution until consumers find an exceptional substitute for putting aside goods, especially food, away from adulteration.
After the screening of the documentary, the event was notably led by final year law students of DME Law School who touched upon issues pertaining to plastic pollution. Kunika Kanodia, Joyce Jacob, Ahad Ahmad Khan and Raghav Arora through the help of their presentations enlightened the audience with nuances of the plastic pollution. The speakers initiated the presentation by informing students about the manner in which plastic came into the picture and how today it is becoming so irreplaceable. It is also important to make people aware about the least known effects of plastic pollution. They discussed about measures which can be taken at individual and larger level, the processes through which recycling the plastic is possible. The students were encouraged to participate in this interactive session by asking and answering innovative questions. Riddhima Gowel also a final year BA LL.B Student was the anchor for the event.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Mukesh Kalwani, Assistant Professor, DME Law School. The event was concluded successfully and the students were inspired to imbibe values to protect and save environment together. The students were asked to submit a write-up on the documentary as a part of their PSDA Activity for Environmental Law.