February 4, 2012 admin

2-day seminar on “Emerging Trends of Law and Social Justice inaugurates at GNDU

Some provisions of law made for the welfare of the society are now being misused- Justice Sabina
Amritsar, February 4 – A two-day National Seminar on the "Emerging Trends of Law and Social Justice" was organized by the Department of Law  of the Guru Nanak Dev University here today in the Guru Nanak Bhawan Auditorium. This seminar is being sponsored by India Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), Chandigarh. More than 100 participants from all over India are participating.
Hon’ble Justice Mrs. Sabina, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High court was the Chief Guest while Professor Ashwani Kumar Bansal, Professor-Incharge of faculty of law, Delhi University delivered the keynote address. Dr Rajinder Kaur Pawar, Dean, Academic Affairs presided over the inaugural session of the seminar. Dr Rattan Singh, Coordinator of the seminar and Head of the Department welcomed the Chief Guest and others. Dr. Viney Kapoor introduced the guest speakers. Dr. Jaspal Singh presented vote of thanks on this occasion.
Professor Ashwani K. Bansal in his keynote address said that only with the implementation of laws in the courts, justice cannot be achieved. We all young students are to raise voice against injustice and stand for our fundamental rights.  He pointed out that even the law students, law teachers and academicians are deprived from their fundamental rights. He said that if the lawyers will not stand for their fundamental rights then who will?
He mentioned about deprived classes of society like poor, labours and below poverty line.  He also quoted some examples of justice in the eyes of depressed set of society.
Justice Sabina in her lecture threw light on various themes of seminar like: Media Role, Euthanasia, Mercy Killing and Honor Killing. She said that judges are the custodians of the Constitution. She discussed various current case laws and role of law therein.
While speaking on legal terrorism she said that some provisions of law like Section 304-B, Section 498-A Indian Penal Code, 1860 were made for the welfare of the society however, these are now being misused in the present scenario. She also provided some useful guidelines to the students for their success in life as advocate.
Prof. (Dr.) Rajinderjit Kaur Pawar in her presidential remarks said that justice has deep roots in Dharma. In our epics like Vedas, Smrities, Mahabharata and Ramayana we find the seeds of justice in the name of human values. She said that justice has always being equated with traits of god.
She said that Knowledge is Power and we are here to share it. She said that the young generation should realize their responsibility towards society as well as law. She said that one should know his rights and don’t get exploited. She also expressed her concerned that all the laws made for the benefit of women, today all these are going against them. So, this is the duty of women to raise their voice against injustice.

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