Nyaya Samvada An Interactive Session with Shri. Justice Dr. G. Yetirajulu
An Interactive Session with Shri. Justice Dr. G. Yetirajulu, Former Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh deliberated on the topic ‘Constitutionalism, Functional Challenges & Remedial Measures’, dated 7th August 2021.
Justice spoke about various Articles under Indian Constitution the people of India have given themselves the Constitution of India which secure to all its citizen liberty of though and expression. Preamble is reflected in Article 19 (1) (a) given in the Part III of the constitution which deals with the fundamental rights. The Fundamental rights are those rights which cannot be curtail by the government except due procedure of law. In case of violation of these rights an aggrieved person can approach directly to the Supreme Court under Article 32 or to the High Court under Article 226 for the restoration of these rights and remedies as required for justice. Justice also explained the scope of this rights is as much as Article 21 of the Constitution right to life and liberty because a right to life and liberty cannot be fully exercisable without exercise of right to speech and expression. Justice also cited various landmark judgment delivered by Supreme Court and High Court.
Justice also stated about the reasonable restrictions of freedom of speech and of the press do not confer an absolute right to express without any responsibility. Sir also spoke on as India is a democratic country with a parliamentary system of government and at the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular, free and fair elections. These elections determine the composition of the government, the membership of the two houses of Parliament. Justice also emphasised there should be minimum qualification for candidates for standing elections in India.
Justice spoke about the Constitutional remedy is provided under the Article 32 which gives the right to the citizens the Constitutional remedies. Article 32 provides that the right to move to the Supreme Court by appropriates proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by Part III is guaranteed. Further Justice stated that Article 32 provides Supreme Court shall have power to issue directions or order of writs, including writes in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo-warranto and certiorari whichever may be appropriate, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by Part III.
Session ended with question and answers sessions.
Nyaya Samvada An Interactive Session with Shri.H. Shasidhara Shetty
An Interactive Session with Shri.H. Shasidhara Shetty, Member Secretary, Karnataka State Legal Service Authority deliberated on the topic ‘Free Access to Justice and New Jurisprudential Challenges in India’, dated 29th July 2021.
Sir spoke about on the major objectives and functions of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority and also shared his experiences with us. Sir shared information about Legal Services Authority and how it helps in providing free and competent justice to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice is not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. Sir made students familiarize about Lok Adalats and how Lok Adalats help to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis equal opportunity and promote an inclusive legal system in order to ensure fair and meaningful justice to the marginalized and disadvantaged sector. Sir also mentioned various provisions of The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 like the definitions of Legal Services, Lok Adalat and so on.
Sir also explained the concept of National Legal Services Authority, State Legal Service Authority and District Service Authority in detail along with the functions. Some of the functions included laying down policies and principles for making legal services available, Frame the most effective and economical schemes for the purpose of making legal services available, utilise the funds at its disposal and make appropriate allocations of funds to the State Authorities and District Authorities, give legal service to persons who satisfy the criteria, conduct Lok Adalats, including Lok Adalats for High Court cases, undertake preventive and strategic legal aid programmes etc.
Sir emphasised on promoting legal aid clinic in our college mentioning the importance of legal aid cell and functions of the said cell. The Legal Aid clinic will ensure that the objective of Legal Services Authority at ground level is achieved. Sir also mentioned about the criteria for giving legal services. It was mentioned that every person who has to file or defend a case shall be entitled to legal services under the Act if that person is a member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or a victim of trafficking in human beings or beggar as referred to in Article 23 of the Constitution or a woman or a child or a mentally ill or otherwise disabled person or a person under circumstances of undeserved want such as being a victim of a mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood, drought, earthquake or industrial disaster or an industrial workman.
Sir talked about grants by Central Government that after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to the Central Authority, by way of grants, such sums of money as the Central Government may think fit for being utilised for the purposes of the Act. During conclusion he discussed his experiences and cases he witnessed in KALSA.
Nyaya Samvada Session with Prof. Dr. T.S.N. Sastry
An Interactive Session with Prof. Dr.T.S.N. Sastry, Former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ambedkar Law University. Chennai, Tamilnadu deliberated on the topic ‘The Significance of International Law and Relations during the pandemic’, dated 9th June 2021.
Sir started by bringing a distinction between International Law and International Relations. Sir cleared a misconception most people have about international relations being the base of international law, where in reality international law is what provides the base for international relations.
Sir made a quick analysis on the American Bar Council in comparison to the Indian Bar Councils. Sir also explained how an event that happens in one part of the World has an impact in almost every other parts of the World. Sir gave the example of the current pandemic to make his audience understand this phenomenon.
Sir also brought about the thought of how pandemics aren’t a new concept but is something that has occurred various number of times in human history. Sir spoke about the various sanitary conventions that have been in existence for a very long time. Sir further added the different roles played by International Communities and International Laws in dealing with Pandemics in the past and now. Sir also talked about WHO’s role in dealing with these pandemics by adopting new regulations and modifying existing regulations like ‘The International Health Regulations’ of 1969 which was later modified multiple times to be apt and adoptable at different points of time. Sir further added how similarly every other International Bodies have adopted various rules and regulations to deal with the problems dealt by the World due to the current pandemic.
Sir brought forward an idea of analyzing the various International Laws and further adopting a version of such rules and regulations in National Legislations. Sir further spoke about how certain existing legislations are International laws like the Intellectual Property Rights, which he strongly advocates should be called International Rules of Intellectual Property Rights. Sir also talked about how certain aspects of law that has not been thought of by the Indian Pandemic guidelines were covered by the International legal mechanisms. Sir further added how the pandemic cannot be dealt with by a single Nation and how different Nations should join hands and beat this pandemic. Sir spoke about how cooperation by all Nations could make it possible to make the Covid Vaccines more accessible and cheaper internationally
The session was very insightful and interesting. It was a delight to the participants and students alike to be a part of such an enlightening celebration. The session ended by clarifying the queries posted by the students.
Nyaya Samvada Human Rights Day Celebration
On the occasion of Human Rights Day celebrated on 10thDecember, 2020, Kristu Jayanti College of Law organized Nyaya Samvada on the topic “Public Policy and Human Rights”, through the zoom platform at 2:00 p.m. The Chief Guest and Resource Person for the day was Ms. Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate & Executive Director Centre for Law & Policy Research.
Ms Jayna explained the importance of human rights and how it was affected during the covid pandemic. Many lost their jobs, shelters and lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and many rights were being violated mainly right to health, right to basic necessity, right to shelter, right to food security etc. and the vulnerable sections of the society were the most deprived of these facilities.
Migrant workers who lost their jobs and daily wages were forced to walk thousands of kilometers back to their hometowns carrying their children in one hand and on the other hand carrying their belongings. Schools were shut, government schools have been closed for more than 8 months and the children have been forced into child labour and child marriages.
She also threw light on the word “intersectionality”, the social categorization of a given individual or a group. For e.g. women suffered more than the men migrant workers during the pandemic.
Ms. Jayna also discussed her work “Exclusion Amplified” published on the website of Centre of Law & Policy Research, which focused upon the rights which were being continuously violated during the covid.
Proceeding further, Madam focused on serious violations of four human rights: 1. Right to food: Access to basic nutritional food was affected. People were deprived of food due to lack of money. Despite having money, provisional shops were shut due to sudden lockdown and strict guidelines of social distancing.
Right to livelihood: Many people lost their jobs and salaries were reduced which affected many homes and created a stressful environment.
Right to housing and shelter: People slept on streets and tents as they had no money to pay their rents and were forced to leave their houses.
Right to health (including mental health): Many people fell prey to depression as they were isolated and neglected by the society as they were tested covid positive or because they were health workers treating or working with Covid patients.
This was followed by a question and answer session, where Ms. Jayna answered the questions of the participants. She encouraged each and every one to spread awareness in their own circles as everyone can bring a collective change in the society.
The session was very insightful and left everyone inspired and motivated to do their best to create awareness of the basic rights of the individual.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law organized its first ever Vishwa Nyayasamwada on 3rd July 2020. The Guest of Honor for the day was Hon’ble Justice Karunakaran, Former Chief Justice, Republic of Seychelles. This occasion was graced by the presence of several eminent panelists such as Prof. Dr. Ishwar Bhatt, Vice Chancellor, KSLU, Prof. Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and Prof. Dr. Sri Krishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Odisha. The event began with a Presidential Address which was delivered by Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous who began the event by evoking the blessings of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the patron of the CMI Institutions. Rev. Fr. Augustine further spoke about the importance of such an interactive session and encouraged the students to make good use of the luxury of time in such unprecedented times. Following were the observations made by each of the resource persons.
Chief Justice Karunakan: Sir spoke very boldly about the problems that our country is facing because of a delay in the administration of justice and spoke about the need to speedily address this issue. Sir further spoke about the Constitution and how through the break through judgment of Hussainara Khatun the right to speedy trial was categorically provided as a fundamental right. He concluded by saying that excellence is not a skill but it is an attitude.
2. Prof. Ishwar Bhatt: Sir stated that speedy disposal of cases is a facet of protecting life and liberty and he also emphasized about how the criminal cases are the ones that are pending in the court of law.
3. Prof. Srikrishna Rao: Sir explained ‘how to understand delay’. Sir also emphasized on the Global survey of India of delay in the administration of justice (2019) a study done by NLU Odisha which aims to understand the reason of delay in the administration of justice, he even discussed the case of Imtiaz ahmed v. state of UP (1982). Sir also said pendency is a reason for eroding confidence in the minds of the people and it frustrates justice, it causes enormous hardship especially to those who come from corners of the country. Sir went on to explain the different factors that act as a barrier to access to justice: External factors- geographical, monetary and Internal factors- delay, complex procedures and technicalities, Quality factors: uncertain and inconsistent application of law. Appropriate alternative dispute resolution
4. Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha: International Covenant on civil and political rights Sir mentioned about the national judicial system and human rights committee and the emphasis laid on the exhaustion of local remedies. Human rights committee’s discretion in calculating what is a reasonable time is also something that reflects how pendency of cases is something that is always looked at as something that needs to be fixed. Sir also deliberated on the Shatrughan Chauhan’s case. Sir made a special emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Sir proposed a mechanism where the development of cases can be traced and then prioritized. Modernization and inclusion of technology should also be made use of. Finally sir concluded by talking about a bottom to top approach.
Classes Attended: B.A. LL.B., B.Com LL.B., and BBA. LL.B. (all batches)
Date: February, 2020
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Smt. Rohini Salian, Former Special Public Prosecutor, National Investigation Agency.
Objective: Criminal Trial and Procedural Fairness
Ms. Salin began her talk by asking us students to define the word “Law”. As she engaged with the students she explained the importance of having basic knowledge about certain legal principles. She further emphasised on the importance of having some knowledge about the Criminal Procedure because that is the basic law that would apply to any citizen when he or she is accused of committing any crime. She explained about the procedure that is followed by the police once an FIR is registered under Sec 154 of Criminal Procedure Code. She further explained the ways in which evidence is collected from the crime scene and how the lawyers from both sides engage in either proving or disproving the same.
She even commented about the existing law and order situation of our country and stated that if people are left to take law into their hands, then it is the basic violation of any guarantees that we have under the Constitution of India. She also spoke about the importance of ‘Rule of Law’ and how there should be a check and balance to ensure that none of the authorities are misusing their power. She even spoke to the students and explained what should be the role of a lawyer and how a lawyer should be committed in defending her client.
Towards the end of the session students were given an opportunity to engage with Madam Salian where they asked very relevant questions. In responding to the question about accountability of police in the encounter cases Madam explained how the idea of justice should not revolve around satisfying the popular sentiment of the people instead it should weighed in accordance to the evidence collected. It was a great time of learning for all the students.
Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Public Policy, Development and the Media on 26th October 2019. Shri. K Subramanya, Former Associate Editor, Deccan Herald, Bengaluru was the chief guest of the day.
In his speech, he highlighted various issues including the bias of news in the media. He also rendered a comparative speech between India and other countries in the field of ‘media culture’ and ‘freedom of media’. He connected the recent things with history that the media was under the control of government before the independence as the news was scrutinized and censored by the government officials. He further added that the freedom of press was completely politicized with paving way for the underground newspapers to emerge resulting in publishing unreliable and fake news to the public.
He ended his address with a positive note that media would surely emerge as the most reliable platform of communication to the public with linking public policy and eradicating the factors of abuse so as to serve the public cascading truth with liberty and credibility. The programme ended with the queries raised by students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on awareness of Motor vehicles Act on 11th October 2019. Dr. Anil Kumar Grampurohit, Inspector of Police, Traffic and Planning, COP, Bengaluru was the chief guest of the day.
Dr Anil began his talk by elucidating the objectives of the enactment of the motor vehicles act. He appealed the student to fully abide by the rules and the regulations lay down by the act. He also discussed many important case laws of national importance. Through the videos showed by him, he highlighted the importance of following traffic rules and impact of same on the life of riders. He also discussed various new amendments of motor vehicles act. The interactive session ended with interaction with students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Challenges of the rule of law in India today on September 6th 2019. Honorable Chief Justice, Cyriac Joseph was the chief guest for the day.
Mr. Cyriac started his session by explaining the concept of rule of law, and origin of the same from the British constitution. He also admired the contribution of Professor AV Dicey to this field. With his clear note he meant that rule of law stands for the predominance of law, equal protection law and predominance of legal spirit. He also highlighted importance of law and said that no one is above the law.no man can be convicted for any offence unless tried under the law. He also shared many live examples of the prominent cases judged by him during his tenure as the honorable justice.
The session successfully ended the session with answering the queries by students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Alternative Justice Delivery System through Arbitration on 17th August 2019. Hon’ble Justice Dr. K. Bhakthavatsala, Chairman, Karnataka State Administrative Tribunal was the chief guest for the day.
Dr. Bhakthavatsala started his session by giving brief introduction about law along with its scope. Sir gave the relevance of advocates and the judges in a Court despite being a Subordinate Court, High Court or Supreme Court advocates or judges. Sir further spoke about his personal experience being research scholar had read many articles and the Constitution around the world including the Constitution of US, Canada. Speaking about the origin of law in the early stage about 1600 ago, when first East India company came into India and started ruling India which had set their own part of Constitution in India and started enacted according to it, which became a base for other laws like Law of Contract, certain Human Rights etc. During the session Justice helped the students in understanding the making and regulating of law paved a way on a clear picture on Legal Studies and Research.
His patience throughout the session and his comprehensive way of answering the questions was appreciated.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Alternative Justice Delivery System through Arbitration on 3rd August 2019. Sri. K. Dwarakanath Babu, Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Karnataka & Syndicate Member, Karnataka State Law University was the chief guest for the day.
Mr. Babu began his session with a brief introduction on the public rights. He further explained about the public rights which included all the fundamental rights of the citizens and that motive of making law is to give good governance. He spoke about the union list, state list and concurrent list where he explained that union list provides with exclusive jurisdiction by the parliamentary law, state legislature makes law for the subjects under state list and concurrent list gives power to both state and Parliament. He explained that the basic principle in making law is to make sure that no fundamental rights are infringed. He also mentioned few articles of the Indian constitution in support of it- Article 13 & Article 19. By quoting the example of Article 39 which states the Directive Principle of State Policy he said that law is made by keeping all the criteria in mind to balance the consequences.
At the end Sir helped the students in understanding the making and regulating of law and helped them in getting clear picture on the public rights
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on corporate good governance and viable financial management on 30th March 2019. CS Vinay M A, Senior Manager, Corporate Secretarial and Compliance, Wipro was the chief guest for the same.
Mr. Vinay initiated his speech by pointing some of the great business tycoons who have not only had a prosperous business empire but also have contributed to the societal good like the Ambanis, Tatas, and Birlas etc. Taking them as an example, he further explained the concept of corporate social responsibility.He introduced the topic miticulously. A detailed discussion on some of the top companies and their CSR initiatives were also discussed. It was a activity based interactive session where students were given with real case studies of Satyam, Indra Nooyi, ICICI, Tata succession cases to solve.
At the end students actively participated in the interactive session.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Distributive Social Justice and Structural Functionalism in India on 2nd March 2019. Prof.Dr.S.B.N Prakash, Adjunct Professor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru was the chief speaker.
Dr. Prakash started his speech by introducing the concept of distributive justice.He also spoke about the initiator of the concept , a Greek philosopher Aristotle, also explained in simple terms the simply meaning that all the people of the society must accorded with the equal opportunities in every field. She further spoke about the resources available in the country must be distributed in such a way as to sub serve the common good. He further spoke about the relevance of law which says there must not be any kind of distinction made for any citizen on the basis of religion, race, caste, gender and place of birth. He also highlighted the importance of continuance of reservation system in India.
The session successfully ended with the queries asked by the students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Natural Justice and Procedural Fairness at the Tribunals in India on Hon’ble Justice Dr. Ram Mohan Reddy, Member, Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal was the chief guest.
Dr Ram started the session by saying that law is not about just reading but it requires skill to understand the facts and circumstance. Sir explained the maxim ‘Audi Alteram Partem’, which meant that one must be given an opportunity to the person before deciding which will control natural justice, which also included personal hearing and written presentation. Dr. Ram further explained that there are certain circumstances in which personal hearing is changed to written presentation and advised the audience who are going to become lawyers should acquire knowledge by reading and observation because the power of observation is very important in law. Interference should not be there in Natural Justice; it should be based on facts. Sir also stated that if one wants to know about principle of natural justice, must learn to be patient and should have the ability to hear the other side. Sir concluded by saying ‘Principle of Natural Justice and rule of procedure is handmade of Justice not its mistress’.
The session was very informative and knowledgeable. Students got an opportunity to understand the principle of Natural Justice.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Maritime Law and International Business on 16th February, 2019. Prof. (Capt.) A. Nagaraj Subbarao, Dean Centre for Executive Education & Professor SCMS, Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru was the chief speaker. Prof. Nagaraj, in his speech explained the importance of management as a device preventing the disaster from happening. Having leaded the marine life as Captain and being a part of several massive projects, he shared his experiences with different types of cargos and their importance in the Indian trade.
The three major instances that Prof. Subbarao shed light upon were the Tampa incident, the Maersk Dubai incident and the Exxon Valdez incident respectively. The Professor deliberated on how the laws of the land and sea are intertwined with international and humanitarian laws and emphasized the importance of each. Conceptual familiarization of several maritime terms such as ‘flag nation’ and ‘stowaway’ during the course of the session was done. He went on to narrate the facts of the case and threw light upon the dwellings of the courts and analyzed as to how the cases were dealt with. Furthermore, he had updated the legal position. The students were enlightened with the Indian and International Laws, with special reference to the United Nations and the codes prescribed for member nations to follow, especially the ISPS and the ISM codes which primarily deal with the safety and security of marine vessels and their employees. In addition to that, Sir talked about the varied roles and huge responsibilities of the Captain, establishing that the Captain is the de facto owner of the ship and a de facto magistrate when it comes to sailing in international waters. He stressed the need for conducting pre –sail two-way drills are conducted in order to avoid the menace of stowaways and the general checklist. Prof. Dr. Mohan R Bolla gave a prelude to the Nyayasamvada session. Besides the Jayantian students of Law students from Presidency University School of Law and Bishop Cottons College of Law have participated in the Nyayasamvada.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on tortious Liability and Protection of Personal Rights on 23rd February 2019. Hon’ble Justice K.N. Keshava Narayana, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka was the guest speaker.
Initiating his speech, Justice analyzed the definition of Tortious Liability and the objective of Tort Law is to ensure good behavior curtailing ‘wrong doing’ by people in general institutions and even the public authorities representing State. Justice Keshav Narayan who had very rich experience as a judge commented on land mark judgments like Jay Salt Works, Common Cause Action and after MC Mehta State and its instrumentalities have been made amenable to the Law of Tort under absolute liability a concept developed by the Judiciary in India. The Judge also explained that the government is duty bound to perform the duties rather than exercise power without affecting the rights. Justice stressed upon the point that every wrong doer’s must be punished and the State is vicariously liable for the negligent acts of its instrumentalities. Justice stated that the legislature has the power only to enact laws and the judiciary fills the gaps rendering justice to the common man in the welfare state. Justice also explained the relating to negligence which is liable for tortious liability.
Prof. Dr. Mohan R Bolla, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College of Law in his presidential address explained the significance of Nyayasamvada and explored the Status of the Tort Law stressing the need for codification of the Tort Law especially the Constitutional Tort. The session was very interesting and knowledgeable. Students from the School of Law Presidency University also participated besides the Kristu Jayanti College of Law and the interactive session ended with the exposure to various provisions of Tortious Liability.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Police (Intelligence) and Criminal Litigation on 17th November 2018. Shri Babu Anjanappa, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Intelligence) was the chief guest.
Mr. Babu in his speech, discussed about some of the most famous cases redirecting towards terrorism and bomb blasts dozen in recent years. Sir spoke about the terrorism the people involved in these types of activities which do not like the welfare of the society and are ready to cause destruction in the society. Sir also revealed the techniques to hunt these hidden terrorists by 2 ways, where first manual which consists of infiltration, undercover, double agents and the second consists of legal introspection, social media, analysis, CCTV footages, call details and debit and credit card transactions. Sir also shared the knowledge on how media helps to curb the crime.
The session was very informative and knowledgeable. Students got an opportunity to understand the principle of Police (Intelligence) and Criminal Litigation.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on an overview of Company Law and Litigation on 3rd November 2018. Sri. S. Vivekananda, Partner, VGB Associates, Bengaluru was the chief speaker for the day.
Sri. Vivekananda delivered the address on Company Law development and practice in India, where he traced the origins and development of Company Law and how it changed to suit Indian needs. Sir also gave an overview on the Companies Act, 2013 and focused on the types of Companies and what are their unique features and more importantly the most unique feature of the company that is perpetual succession where it is said, an incorporated company never dies and also meant that the membership of a company may keep changing from time to time, but that does not affect the company’s continuity. Sir addressed the students regarding the rules of management of the Company, the role of shareholders and directors and also professionals associated with the Company. He went on to explain how an advocates role keeps varying in an entity like a Company. Overall, the session proved to be an extremely insightful and helpful in terms of understanding the Company Law in India and its working. The session gave an insight to the law students regarding the overview of the Company Law.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on expanding contours of legal Profession and Health Care Law on 26th September 2018. Prof.Dr.S.V.Joga Rao was the guest speaker.
In his speech, Dr. Joga spoke about the status of the medical related laws or legislation in India. Being a medico-legal expert, he highlighted about many cases handled by him to mention a few paralysis case of about due to medical negligence of the doctor, the conduction of the case, importance and difficulty in producing the evidence and proving the case etc. He also mentioned how there are advancements in the scientific and medical field which is affecting the legal field.
The session ended with the queries asked by the students and the interactions with the guest.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on demonstration of Arguments of Case on 1st September 2018. Prof. K.S. Sharma, Former Principal, J.S.S. Sakri Law College, Hubli was the chief speaker.
Prof. K S Sharma initiated his speech, by stating Indian constitution as one of the best Constitutions of the world. He also explained about the political party is officially undefined till date. He also stated the major reasons behind the same that pre-independence and till date in certain parts of the country caste/religion-based elections does exist people tend to elect a representative from the same cultural background of theirs, which is destructive of the very essence of qualitative democracy. Sir also discussed about the justice rendered today and its types, these being social, economic and political, which too remain undefined by the Indian Constitution till date and thus are several criticized. These were discussed with reference to the Atrocities Act, 1989 which restricts an act of immediate arrest.
The session was truly interactive and knowledgeable. The books sir wrote and edited seemed quite detrimental for the interpretation of various existing acts and laws and provided answers to the entire riddle put forth by sir. On the whole, the session proved to be extremely praise-worthy.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on right to health, patenting and generic medicines on 27th April 2018. Hon’ble Justice Gopala Gowda, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India was the Chief Guest and key note speaker.
In his key note address, Justice Gowda stressed on the fact that right to health has been interpreted in Paramananda Katara as implicit under Article 21 as a fundamental right by the Apex court. Justice Gopala Gowda also suggested that the state shall endeavor to enforce the right to health and access to generic medicine and establishment of primary health centers at every village panchayanth level and also observed that patenting procedure was not well known to the common man and suggested that awareness about patent laws is to be generated. Finally the justice called upon the Government and medical council of India to effectively implement the regulation requiring the doctors to prescribe generic medicine strictly. The speaker stressed on securing of social justice and protecting Constitutional values.
The Nyaya Samvada was presided over by Rev. Father Augustine George, Director, Kristu Jayanti College of Law. Prof.Dr. Mohan Rao Bolla, the Principal of Law College gave the prelude to the Nyaya Samvada.
Justice Gopala Gowda appreciated the college for organizing innovative programs like Nyaya Samvada.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on constitution and federal principles on 21st April, 2018. Dr K B Kempegowda, Principal, Vivekananda Law College, Bengaluru was the chief speaker.
Dr. Kempegowda started his talk by quoting article, the preamble and elaborating the importance of it as the basic structure of the constitution. He highlighted that the India as a federal country has a strong centralizing tendency. Quoting few examples he explained failure of the constitutional machinery in the state. Further the concept of union list, state list and concurrent list were also explained by him.
The session successfully ended with queries answered by the guest.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on environment development on 6th April 2018. Dr. M.K Ramesh, Assistant Professor, NLSIU Bangalore was the key note speaker.
Dr. Ramesh started his talk by emphasizing the importance of the protection of the environment which is the need of the hour. He highlighted the topic of sustainable development wherein the future generation’s right to develop cannot be compromised. Many other topics under environment jurisprudence like polluter pays principle, precautionary principle, strict liability rule, absolute liability rule etc. were explained by him meticulously. He explained the importance of the decision of the Mc Mehta case which led to the origin of the doctrine of public trust. Besides these he had discussed about the issues which were related to environmental being.
The session was truly interactive and knowledgeable. Sir also mentioned about the acts which were detrimental for the interpretation of various existing acts and laws and provided answers to the entire riddle put forth by sir. On the whole, the session proved to be extremely praise-worthy.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on law and justice on 24th February, 2018. Prof.Dr. K. Ratnakara Aithal, Former Professor of Law, Karnataka University, Dharwad was the chief speaker.
Prof. Dr. Aithal began his speech giving few case studies on law. He spoke about facts related to Law & Justice and pointed out that most important objective of Law is to provide justice and fair treatment. One should exercise his rights such way that others won’t be affected by it. He also said that not all laws are good and should make certain amendment to remove flaws.
The talk ended with the interaction between the guest and the students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on functioning of the Legal Maxims on 16th February 2018. Dr. G. B Patil, Registrar Evaluation, KSLU, Hubli, Karnataka was the chief guest.
Dr. G B Patil started his talk by emphasizing the importance of legal Maxims and its application in the legal field. He gave some highlights about how the legal maxim usage originated. Some of the Prominent Legal Maxims like Damnum Sine Injuria, Ignoria facti excusat, ignorantia Juria non excusat, Ubi Jus ibi remedium etc were explained by him along with decided cases (Ashby Vs White).
The programme has been presided over by the Principal Prof. Dr.Mohan R Bolla. Overall the program was a grand success.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Legal Protection of Human Rights on 9th December, 2017. Ms. Rajakumari Michaelsamy, Manager, Human Rights Education, Amnesty International India, Bengaluru was the chief guest.
Ms. Rajakumari Michaelsamy started her speech with human rights as rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of individuals guaranteed by constitution or embodied in international covenants and enforceable by courts in India. She also quoted examples of many organizations around the world which dedicated their efforts for protecting human rights and ending human rights abuses. She further continued with reasons of success as there are public support and condemnation of abuses. She also quoted examples of NGOs in and around the world and their success stories.
The whole session was interactive and knowledgeable.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on importance of constitutional day on 25th November 2017. Prof. V S Mallar, Senior Faculty, National Law School of India University Bangalore was the chief person.
Prof V S Mallar began the talk by quoting the preamble of the Indian constitution. The basic ideal was explained by him in detail. He also spoke about the government of India and it’s contribution for the drafting of the Indian constitution. He also explained about various other countries constitutions which were referred by the drafting committee while drafting the constitution. He made all the students to read out the pledge on the occasion of the constitutional day.
The talk ended with the interaction between the guest and the students.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on Tax related issues in India on 4th November 2017. Shri. M G Kodandaram, Assistant Director, National Academy of Customs Indirect Taxes and Narcotics was the key note speaker.
Mr. Kodandaram explained the need for paying Taxes and spoke elaborately on uniform Tax Collection system adopted viz., the GST. He has analyzed the rationale of the Government policy establishing transparency and democratization of the Taxing System. Sir also explained the equitable nature of the taxing system keeping in view of the ability of the tax payer in India. He stressed on the point that when 32 countries in the European Union have a common taxation system why not a single country has a simplified tax and trading system.
The programme has been presided over by the Principal Prof. Dr.Mohan R Bolla. Rev. Fr. Lijo Thomas the Financial Administrator of Kristu Jayanti College attended as a guest of honor. Overall program was very informative
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on environmental law on 23rd September 2017. Dr.Chandrakanthi L, Assistant Professor, University Law College, Bangalore was the key speaker.
Dr. Chandrakanthi, in her speech discussed about many important cases. She also highlighted the live cases in the Bengaluru like Balladur Lake Etc. and the failure on the part of the environmental authorities to punish those factories and the industries involved in the pollution. She called upon the students to imbibe the values for protecting the environment. Later the session was open for the questions and interactions with the students.
Program was very much interactive as it was activity based learning.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on rule of Law on 7th September 2017. Prof. V.Sudesh Principal, Dean Faculty of law, Head of PG Department of Law, University Law College, Bangalore University was the guest speaker.
Prof. Sudesh began his talk by highlighting the importance of Rule of Law, that is Law is above all and every person is subject to law. He also explained its importance in the society, we live in and that the rule of law speaks against the rule of men. In the Indian context constitution of India symbolizes the rule of law and it constitutes Justice, equality, Liberty and fraternity. He quoted a very famous quote Constitution will not fool anyone but people will the fool the constitution. He also made us understand our fundamental duties towards our country and constitution before we ask for our rights and laws favoring us.
The session was fruitful and students were able to understand the importance of law .
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on functioning of the state legal services authority on 19th August 2017. Sree. E. Rajeevegowda, Deputy Secretary, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority was the chief guest.
Mr. Rajeevegowda explained about legal aid and its benefits to the financially backward section of our society. The Procedure of the functioning of Legal Service Authority was clearly explained by the guest and he also informed about a legal aid committee constituted for the facilitation of legal aids. Many students got their doubts clarified. He cited certain real life stories, which become a source of inspiration to the students. The Minds of students were ignited with a strong passion to fight for justice.
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on court procedure and practice on 5th august 2017. Prof. SHIVANAGOWDA DODDAMANI, NLS Bangalore was the chief speaker.
Prof. Shivanagowda explained about types of Court in India. He explained about the working of Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Various Tribunals and Appellate Boards, District and Session courts. In his speech, Sir also explained about the procedure to file a case in different courts.
Over all the session was interactive
Kristu Jayanti College of Law Kristu Jayanti college of Law organized The First ever Nyaya Samvada-Interactive session on the topic Social Milieu and the Role of Lawyers on 1st August 2017. Hon’ble Justice Santhosh Hegde, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Former Lokayukta, Govt of Karnataka was the chief guest for the function.
Justice Hegde began his speech by bringing out the various disputes and inequalities that he has come across during his service. He stressed about the change that an individual can bring if one has the two vital virtues of honesty and presence of values embedded in oneself. His speech was extremely inspirational for everybody indeed. He also spoke about various cases he had worked on to bring a change in this society. His eyes were gleaming while sharing the experiences and perks of being the ‘Lokayukta’ back in his days. The most striking element of the address was that he took full responsibility of the condition the society is in today, corruption wise. The two most important values that a human being should possess, according to him, are that of contentment and humanism, and that these two alone can take a person a long way. He also criticized the existing judicial system and pointed out that the root cause of all corruption is greed, which he referred to as a ‘disease’.
Students were free to put forward their concerns and queries for the Justice to throw light upon and answer them.