Why Our Constitution Matters
Time & Location
About the Event
Since its adoption in 1950 to the present-day of 2020, there have been several situations and instances where the Indian Constitution has been either questioned or debated upon. Be it the AK Gopalan case of 1950, the Elections case of ’75, the Best Bakery case of ’03 relating to the Gujarat riots or the very recent judgement on abolition of Article 370-a lot of people have expressed a lot of their views. They have exercised their rights and our Judiciary has responded positively wherever it deemed fit.
In these times of ever-changing political scenarios and new laws being introduced at very short intervals, the topic of why our Constitution matters and what all rights and responsibilities it provides us is very important for the people to know.
And to enlighten us on this topic we have with us the esteemed legal dignitary Mr. Salman Khurshid. A renowned Senior Lawyer-Educationist-Writer-Politician, he was born into a distinguished family of educationists cum national leaders who served the country with great distinction for over three generations. And Sir has carried on this family tradition with utmost honour, gaining tremendous goodwill along the way.
He will be talking on the topics of how the highest Courts of the country decide the reasonable restrictions exercised on the various rights offered to the citizens of India, how the exercise of these rights is debated upon in the Courts of law, especially the Supreme Court, and much more.
With him on board, we aim to provoke discussion and raise awareness on this topic, which we hope will also bring some positive changes in the society.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER-
Mr.Salman Khurshid is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and also a former member of the Union Cabinet. He pursued law from the prestigious St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. Before starting his career in writing and politics, he was a lecturer in law at the renowned Trinity College, Oxford.
In 1981 Sir started his political career as an Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) under the prime ministership of Late Smt.Indira Gandhi. He remained an active Congress member throughout the years and in July 2011, he took over as the Union Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice, with an additional charge of Minority Affairs.
Mr. Khurshid also has a passion for writing. His acclaimed play “Sons of Babur” has been translated into several languages and performed across the country as well as in UK. “At Home in India” and “If Winter Comes” are amongst some of his most famous books.
Date and day- 18thJuly (Saturday)
Timings- 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Medium – Via Video Conferencing (the details shall be sent via the confirmation email)
Fee-The registration fee for the webinar is Rs.100/- and all the participants who attend the session will be given an e-certificate.