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Seminar on Human Rights Jurisprudence in Indian Constitution was organized by the Post Graduate Department of Political Science under the aegis of Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Western Regional Centre (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) at Arya College, Ludhiana. The key speakers on the occasion were Professor Sherry Sabharwal, Professor Surinder K. Shukla, Dr. Emanual Nahar from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Viney Kapoor from G.N.D.U. Amritsar. Dr. T. L. Joshi, Principal formally welcomed the guests and apprised the audience of the importance of the issue of rights. Dr. Sunil Khosla, Seminar Convener, introduced the theme while emphasizing the need to give our people meaningful socio-economic rights which has been reflected in the shift in the approach of the court from the mechanistic to a dynamic constructive approach being vital contribution to the human rights jurisprudence. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Sherry Sabharwal. She emphasized on the sensitization of the citizenry about the issue of right in the era of development and globalization in a fast changing society. Professor Surinder Shukla, in her presidential address, brought before the audience the expansion of the right especially under the right to life while highlighting the innovative and activist role of the court. Dr. Viney Kapoor Mehra, in her valedictory address, highlighted the various developments in the rights jurisprudence in India. She emphasized the sensitization of the citizenry about the rights.  More than 35 papers were presented in 4 technical sessions. Dr. Mamta Kohli conducted the proceedings of the seminar.

ARYA COLLEGE, LUDHIANA

Post Graduate Department of Political Science

ICSSR – National Seminar

HUMAN RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE IN INDIAN CONSTITUTION

January 28, 2011

PROGRAMME

Venue: Seminar Room

Registration 09.00 AM – 09.45 AM

Introduction Dr. Sunil Khosla (Seminar Convener)

Welcome 09.50 AM Dr. T. L. Joshi,

Principal, Arya College, Ludhiana

Main Theme 10.00 AM Dr. Mamta Kohli

In Chair Dr. T. L. Joshi, Principal (Seminar Director)

Keynote Address 10.00 AM Professor Sherry Sabharwal,

Department of Sociology,

Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Presidential Address 10.30 AM Professor Surinder K. Shukla,

Department of Political Science, USOL,

Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Vote of Thanks 11.00 Dr. T. L. Joshi,

Principal, Arya College, Ludhiana

Tea 11.10 AM – 11.30 AM Department of Commerce

TECHNICAL SESSION – I Time 11.30 – 01.00 Noon

Venue: Seminar Room 1

Chair Dr. Viney Kapoor Mehra, Associate Professor, Department of Laws, GNDU, Amritsar.

(Gender Based Discrimination and Human Rights Violation)

Ms. Neetu, Department of Economics, MCM D.A.V. College, Chandigarh.

(Sustainable Development and Human Rights)

Dr. Rajan, P.G. Department of Political Science, Doaba College, Jalandhar.

(Honour Killings and Khap Panchayat: Tradition to Modernity)

Dr. Sunil Khosla, P.G. Department of Political Science, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Expansion of Right to Life: Role of the Court)

Dr. Dinesh Arora, P. G. Department of Political Science, D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.

(Erosion of Human Values: Violation of Human Rights)

Dr. Manisha Narula, Lecturer, Baba Farid Law College, Faridkot.

(Reproductive Rights of Woman in India: The Most Neglected Aspect of the Right of Personal Liberty)

Dr. Navjot, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

(B. R. Ambedkar: A Champion of Dalit Human Rights)

Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Department of Political Science, GNN College, Doraha.

(Violation of Human Rights of Migratory Labour in Punjab)

Dr. Namita, Assistant Professor, Centre for Human Rights and Duties (UIEASS), Panjab University, Chandigarh.

(A Human Right to Clean Environment)

Ms. Purnima Khanna, Research Fellow (JRF), Department of Laws, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

(Right to Healthy Environment: A Basic Human Right)

Dr. Rupam Jagota, Department of Laws, Guru Nanak Dev University.

(Socio- Economic Empowerment of Migrant Workers)

Technical Session – I

Time 11.30 – 01.00 Noon

Venue: Seminar Room 2

Chair Dr. Aarti Puri, Assistant Professor, Department of Laws, PURC, Ludhiana.

(Constitutional and Legal Safeguards for the Rights of the Elderly Persons in India: An Overview)

Mr. Rajdeep S. Gill, Department of Political Science, SCD Government College, Ludhiana.

(NHRC: An Appraisal)

Dr Bindu Bala, Department of History, G N G College, Ludhiana.

(Gender Discrimination: Ethical and Social Values Regarding Widowhood)

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, GCG – 11, Chandigarh.

(Social Evils Related to Caste Discrimination and Human Rights Concerns)

Mr. Raj Kumar, SGTB Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib.

(Expansion of Right to Life and Equality)

Dr. Kusum Lata, Department of Political Science, BLM Girls College, Nawanshehr.

(Gender Based Violation and Discrimination in India)

Dr. Vani Dutt Sharma, Department of Political Science, KMV, Jalandhar.

(Gender Based Violations and Discrimination in India)

Ms. Charu, Department of Political Science, National College, Machhiwara, Ludhiana.

(Human Rights Jurisprudence in Indian Constitution)

Ms. Alka Chhabra, Department of Political Science, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Sustainable Development and Human Rights)

Ms. Anita Khosla, Department of Economics, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Consumer Rights in India)

Lunch 01.00 – 02.00 Noon Principal’s Lodge

TECHNICAL SESSION – II

Time 02.15 – 03.30 Noon

Venue: Seminar Room 2

Chair Dr. Emanuel Nahar, Department of Political Science, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

(Restoration of Human Rights and Dignity to Dalits)

Dr. Rachna and Dr. Komal Krishan Mehta, Department of Laws, GNDU, Amritsar.

(Human Rights and Environment Protection: Indian Perspective)

Dr. Anupama Bahri, PGGCG - 42 Chandigarh.

(Is changing status of women in India is real or imaginary)

Ms. Kamala, Assistant Professor, SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur.

(Human Rights and Judicial Activism in India)

Ms. Rajinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, GTB College, Dasuya.

(

Human Rights of Women: Theory and practice Indian Perspective)

Ms. Preeti Sodhi and Mr. Shashi Kumar, Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh.

(Clean Environment as Human right)

Dr. Virender Negi, Dr. Kumari Monika and Dr. Sunil Kumar, Asstt.Professors, SSG Panjab University Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur.

(Judicial Response to Right to Life Through PIL)

Dr. Aditi, Assistant Professor, PURC, Ludhiana.

(Human Right to Live in Healthy Environment)

Ms. Ranju Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Clean Environment as a Human Right)

Ms. Nirdosh, ASSM College, Mukandpur.

(Human Rights in India: Theory and Practice)

TECHNICAL SESSION – II Time 02.15 – 03.30 Noon

Venue: Seminar Room 2

Chair

Mr. Vipul Sharma and Asmita Dhingra, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala.

(Sustainable Development: The Indian Constitution and Judiciary)

Dr. Sarita Bahl, Associate Professor, P. G. Department of Commerce and Business Management, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Right to Information: Pillar of Sustainable Development)

Ms. Renu Sharma, Research Fellow, Department of Laws, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

(Women Prisoners: A Call for Gender Justice)

Dr. Ashish Virk and Aman A. Cheema, Department of Laws, PURC, Ludhiana.

(Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men? A Debate in Relation to Vindictiveness Against Men in India)

Ms. Rama Bansal, Assistant Professor, P. G. Department of Commerce And Business Management, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Consumer Protection: A Right of Consumers)

Ishita Sehgal, Research Associate, Major Research Project, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Exploitation of Children)

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Passi, Baba Farid Law College, Faridkot.

(Judiciary versus Parliament – Not Just Black and White)

Ms. Seema Arora, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Contemporary Human Rights Issues)

Dr. Daisy Aujla, G N G College, Ludhiana.

(Gender Based Violations and Discrimination in India)

Prof. Devinder Singh, Khalsa College, Amritsar.

(Role of Police and Violation of Human Rights)

Ms. Parvinder Kaur, Arya College, Ludhiana.

(Sustainable Development and Human Rights Jurisprudence in India)

Valedictory 03.30 PM - 04.00 PM Dr. Viney Kapoor Mehra,

Department of Laws, GNDU, Amritsar.

Tea 04.00 PM

Dr. T. L. Joshi

Principal

Dr. Sunil Khosla

Seminar Director

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