KIIT School of Law – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in KIIT Deemed to be University News Mon, 04 Oct 2021 06:00:37 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.5 https://news.kiit.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-download-32x32.png KIIT School of Law – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in 32 32 Webinar on Legal English Proficiency at KIIT Law School https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/webinar-on-legal-english-proficiency-at-kiit-law-school/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/webinar-on-legal-english-proficiency-at-kiit-law-school/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 05:57:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34237

A webinar was organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of KIIT Law School (KLS) on the 30th of September, 2021. Webinar lecture on “Upgrade Employability Skills with Legal English Proficiency” was delivered by Ms. Suchismita Bastia, ELT & Corporate Trainer. She emphasized how Legal English is an essential part of the Legal profession and discussed the power of good communication. “Upgrading leads to Up-scaling”, she stated, […]

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A webinar was organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of KIIT Law School (KLS) on the 30th of September, 2021. Webinar lecture on “Upgrade Employability Skills with Legal English Proficiency” was delivered by Ms. Suchismita Bastia, ELT & Corporate Trainer. She emphasized how Legal English is an essential part of the Legal profession and discussed the power of good communication. “Upgrading leads to Up-scaling”, she stated, while explaining how to acquire Legal English Proficiency. Ms. Bastia also highlighted the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills), a test that is valid for Law students to pursue higher studies or jobs abroad, and explained in detail its significance in the legal profession.

Prof. Bhabani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS and Prof. Sanghamitra Patnaik, HOD, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences were present along with faculty members and students. A 2nd year B.B.A. LL.B student, Mr. Aniruddha Roy was the rapporteur of the event. Ms. Zeenat Taher and Dr. Binita Behera were the Convenors.

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Special Lecture Series on Social Sciences at KIIT Law School https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/special-lecture-series-on-social-sciences-at-kiit-law-school/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/special-lecture-series-on-social-sciences-at-kiit-law-school/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:51:48 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34165

A Special Lecture was organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at KIIT Law School (KLS) on the 28th of September, 2021. This was the 2nd lecture in the Series related to Social Sciences organized at KLS on a specific topic of contemporary relevance. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS-DU. Prof. Behera […]

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A Special Lecture was organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at KIIT Law School (KLS) on the 28th of September, 2021. This was the 2nd lecture in the Series related to Social Sciences organized at KLS on a specific topic of contemporary relevance.

The lecture was delivered by Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice Chancellor, KISS-DU. Prof. Behera spoke on the topic “Sustainable Tribal Development” (with special reference to Odisha). As an anthropologist, Prof. Behera highlighted how the programs aimed at uplifting the tribal people need to address much more than ‘development’. It must be sensitive and understanding towards their ‘inalienable culture’. His lecture also highlighted the issue of ‘displacement’ faced by the tribal people due to dams and projects. He also spoke about sustainable tribal development as ‘peace within, peace with neighbours, no tension between tribals and non-tribals’.

On this occasion, Prof. Bhabani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS and Prof. Sanghamitra Patnaik, HoD, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities were present, along with students and faculty members. A 2nd year BBA LL.B student, Ms. Prapti Hota anchored the event and a 3rd year B.A.LL.B student, Ms. Shruti Manjari Singh was the rapporteur of the event. Ms. Zeenat Taher and Dr. Binita Behera were the convenors. 

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KIIT Law School Organizes Webinar Dominant Discourses “Gender Stereotypes and The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955” https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-dominant-discourses-gender-stereotypes-and-the-hindu-marriage-act-1955/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-dominant-discourses-gender-stereotypes-and-the-hindu-marriage-act-1955/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 06:03:07 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=34031

KIIT Law School (KLS) organized a webinar on the topic “Dominant Discourses, Gender Stereotypes, And The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955” on 27th September 2021. The resource person for the webinar was Prof. (Dr.) Gangotri Chakraborty. She introduced the concept of gender and how it evolved with the course of time. She also discussed the relationship between gender and […]

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KIIT Law School (KLS) organized a webinar on the topic “Dominant Discourses, Gender Stereotypes, And The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955” on 27th September 2021. The resource person for the webinar was Prof. (Dr.) Gangotri Chakraborty. She introduced the concept of gender and how it evolved with the course of time. She also discussed the relationship between gender and discourse, putting forward an academician’s point of view about gender and gender construct.

Prof. Chakraborty discussed the influence of dominant discourse and stated that a dominant discourse regarding marriage shapes various situations, some of which could be favorable to you, but most of them are unfavorable to women. She discussed the famous case of State of Punjab vs Gurmit Singh and others AIR 1996 SC 1393, in which Justice A.S. Anand stated that a murderer destroys the physical body of his victim, while a rapist degrades the very soul of a helpless woman. She spoke about some myths that are still prevalent in the 21st Century and moved to the topic of natural guardianship and also about the PIL that is filed against Section 9 of The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Further a number of marriage related cases like the T. Sareetha, Sayera Bano, Shah Bano and Daniel Latifi cases were discussed.

Discussing Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act, she pointed out that the act has specifically stated about a valid consent, and not about free consent. Despite a particular age for marriage has been specified in the Act, child marriage is prevalent as the punishment is very nominal, she said.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. P.C. Mishra, Dean, KLS. Aporva Shekhar was the student moderator.  

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12th Mega HR Konclave 2021 KIIT Law School Conducts Panel Discussion & Workshop https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/12th-mega-hr-konclave-2021-kiit-law-school-conducts-panel-discussion-workshop/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/12th-mega-hr-konclave-2021-kiit-law-school-conducts-panel-discussion-workshop/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:19:41 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33908

KIIT Law School (KLS) conducted a Panel Discussion on the Theme – Physical and Virtual Legal Processes – The New Combination for Legal Profession and Practice as a part of the 12th Mega HR Konclave 2021. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B Lokur, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and Judge, Supreme Court of Fiji chaired the […]

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KIIT Law School (KLS) conducted a Panel Discussion on the Theme – Physical and Virtual Legal Processes – The New Combination for Legal Profession and Practice as a part of the 12th Mega HR Konclave 2021. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B Lokur, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and Judge, Supreme Court of Fiji chaired the Panel Discussion, which was graced by Shri R Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; and Dr. Jacob P Alex, Advocate, Kerala High Court. Prof.(Dr.) Bhabani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS moderated the session.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Lokur highlighted the relevance of the theme in the present circumstances of the justice administration system in India, which has severely been affected by the pandemic. He upheld the need to cater to the needs and deprivations suffered by litigants at the district and rural areas, in comparison to the urban areas of the country which had more technological accessibility and infrastructure. He stated that adaptability to the new circumstances was a necessity, but the advantages of technology must reach millions of litigants at the district level also.

Prof. (Dr.) Sinha highlighted the problems faced by a large number of students in far flung areas of the country who were affected by the lack of proper technological and internet infrastructure and facilities. He praised the educational institutions for  having adapted to the new situation and are trying to normalise the circumstances by sending study materials, conducting online classes and examinations. However, the approach needed has to be ‘bottom-up’, considering the needs of students from areas with weak or non-existent internet technology and feasibility, he insisted.

Shri Venkatramani highlighted the need to move away from mere use of physical space and physical systems of delivery of justice. He further stated that  legal and professional education must seize the challenge and draw fundamental changes, calibrate the technology delivery mechanism looking  at the justice needs of different parts and sections of our country, and, at the same time not become fully dependent on technology as the exclusive mode of justice delivery.

Dr. Alex, while referring to the 103rd Parliamentary Standing Committee Interim Report On Functioning of Virtual Courts, accepted that technology definitely helped in tiding over the crisis posed to the legal profession and academia, but also stated that the human element in the “Art of Advocacy” cannot be substituted by the present technological tools.

While summing up the deliberations, Prof. (Dr.) Panda added his own insight to the topic under discussion and reflected that the digital shift has occurred in almost every aspect of our lives, from shopping to meetings and social gatherings. Prof. Panda raised some pertinent points for consideration, like that of data security and privacy, adoption of technological innovation by the legal industry, and how technology can be utilized to enhance access to justice.The Panel resolved to advocate for better technology infrastructural implementation for enhanced justice delivery and administration in India, while also emphasizing the benefits of adopting technological innovation in the legal profession and education system.

Prof. Sudipta De Sarkar, Coordinator, KLS Panel and Workshop for the Konclave also spoke on the occasion. The School also conducted Department Level Workshops across its 10 Departments, moderated and coordinated by the Heads of the Department and other faculty members and student volunteers. The themes for the Workshops encompassed varied areas and interests, and the entire event witnessed overwhelming participation from students and faculties.

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KIIT Law School Director Conducts Training Session on ‘Teachers Skills’ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-director-conducts-training-session-on-teachers-skills/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-director-conducts-training-session-on-teachers-skills/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:59:03 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33677

Professor Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KIIT Law School (KLS) imparted a training session to the faculty members of the The Institute of Company Secretaries of India Bhubaneswar Chapter in a technical sessions of ICSI Teachers Conference on Empowering Educators on the topic “Teachers Skills” held on 11th September 2021through online mode. He explained the method and significance of […]

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Professor Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KIIT Law School (KLS) imparted a training session to the faculty members of the The Institute of Company Secretaries of India Bhubaneswar Chapter in a technical sessions of ICSI Teachers Conference on Empowering Educators on the topic “Teachers Skills” held on 11th September 2021through online mode.

He explained the method and significance of presenting Course Description, Course take away, the Pedagogy, the assessment plan along with the faculty introduction sheet and the lecture plan to the stakeholders before initiating a class. The lecture is accepted as skills in preparing course template and design.  

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NIRF Rankings 2021 KIIT Law School Fraternity in High Spirits on Being Placed at Rank 10 https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/nirf-rankings-2021/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/nirf-rankings-2021/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 05:12:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33375 KIIT Law School NIRF Rankings

KIIT Law School is extremely proud and happy on being ranked among top 10 Law Schools in India, as per the NIRF Rankings for Law, released on 9th September, 2021. It is a moment of celebration for all students, faculties, staff and alumni of KIIT Law School and the University. Led by the vision of Prof. Achyuta […]

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KIIT Law School NIRF Rankings

KIIT Law School is extremely proud and happy on being ranked among top 10 Law Schools in India, as per the NIRF Rankings for Law, released on 9th September, 2021.

It is a moment of celebration for all students, faculties, staff and alumni of KIIT Law School and the University. Led by the vision of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, they have worked hard for years to achieve such acclaim and recognition. This laudation is testament to the potential of the School and the belief of its stakeholders.

The School is equally happy for the Rankings and acclaim received by the University and various other Schools, and will work together to reach even greater heights and success.

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KIIT Law School MUN Society Organizes https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/mun/kiit-law-school-mun-society-organizes/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/mun/kiit-law-school-mun-society-organizes/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:04:35 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33008 KIIT Law School MUN

Webinar on International Relations and Foreign Policy The KIIT Law School MUN (Model United Nations) Society, under its Faculty Convener, Mr. Anirudha Choudhury, Assistant Professor, organized a webinar on International Relations and Foreign Policy concerning the recent hostilities in Afghanistan on 27th August, 2021. Dr. Amarendra Khatua, a career diplomat, was the chief speaker at the webinar.   Dr. Khatua […]

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KIIT Law School MUN

Webinar on International Relations and Foreign Policy

The KIIT Law School MUN (Model United Nations) Society, under its Faculty Convener, Mr. Anirudha Choudhury, Assistant Professor, organized a webinar on International Relations and Foreign Policy concerning the recent hostilities in Afghanistan on 27th August, 2021. Dr. Amarendra Khatua, a career diplomat, was the chief speaker at the webinar.  

Dr. Khatua belongs to Indian Foreign Service, 1981 Batch. During his career, he  held various positions in the Ministry of External Affairs and Indian Missions abroad. He has held the positions as Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations; Dean, Foreign Service Institute, and also Secretary (Special Assignment) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Speaking on the recent developments in Afghanistan, Dr.  Khatua pointed to the massive humanitarian crisis the country is facing. The need of the hour is to ensure safety of the people, rather than any diplomatic victories. A great deal of emphasis was given to the US diplomatic failure of stratospheric levels, similar to the one in Vietnam, as ultimately the democratic government in Afghanistan failed and the Taliban took over the country. He focused on the reason that led to this crisis. He also threw light on the incompetence of the last regime and its bureaucrats, because in the midst of such a huge humanitarian crisis engulfing their nation, they decided to flee.

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KIIT Law School MUN Society Organizes Webinar on International Relations and Foreign Policy
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Discussing India’s stance on the current crisis, he informed that under the Operation Devi Shakti India has till now evacuated 5800 Indians. However, 800 Indians are still stuck at the airport. India has a history of not interfering into other countries’ affairs, he pointed out, when asked about India’s likely stand towards the resistance brewing in Panjshir Valley.

Dr. Amarendra Khatua went through all the facts thoroughly and answered all questions and doubts of the students as well as faculty members. It was an enriching experience for them.

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KIIT Law School Organizes Webinar on Constitutional Amendment Act https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-on-constitutional-amendment-act/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiitnews/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-on-constitutional-amendment-act/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 05:35:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33145 KIIT Law School Webinar

A webinar on “Constitutional Amendment Act – An endless saga of tussle of powers between Judiciary and Executive” was organized by the Centre for Constitutional Law Studies & Research, KIIT Law School. Adv. Mr. Ankur Sood, a renowned criminal and civil lawyer, was the chief speaker at the webinar, which revolved around the blurred line of separation […]

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KIIT Law School Webinar

A webinar on “Constitutional Amendment Act – An endless saga of tussle of powers between Judiciary and Executive” was organized by the Centre for Constitutional Law Studies & Research, KIIT Law School. Adv. Mr. Ankur Sood, a renowned criminal and civil lawyer, was the chief speaker at the webinar, which revolved around the blurred line of separation of powers with regards to the background of the 105th and other constitutional amendments. Reference was also made to the decisions made by the Court in the Indra Sawhney Case, 1992.

The separation of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial functions of  government, it was argued, limits the possibility of arbitrary excesses by government, since the sanction of all three branches is required for the making, executing and administering the laws for the purpose of checks and balances; and if one arm fails to perform, another has to be brought into effect. To explain the complexities, Mr. Sood acknowledged the validation of the 93rd Amendment and its impact, as it empowered the state to make special provisions for the socially and educationally backward classes or the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes in educational institutions, including private educational institutions. The speaker also emphasised the recent Supreme Court observation on Maharashtra Law on Maratha Reservation. The talk followed an interactive question-answer session.

Earlier, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS extended welcome to the guest speaker and participants. Dr. Kyvalya Garikapati, Assistant Professor & Head, Constitutional Law Department and Mr. Yogesh Mishra, Assistant Professor, KLS & Faculty Coordinator, Centre for Constitutional Law Studies & Research also spoke on the occasion. Mr. Shashank Shekhar, a fourth year student of the KLS, moderated the session.

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KIIT Law School Organizes Guest Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/kiit-law-school-organizes-guest-talk/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/kiit-law-school-organizes-guest-talk/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 10:15:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33067 KIIT Law School Guest Talk

on “Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective” The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities of KIIT Law School (KLS) organized a guest talk on the topic of “Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of the Rights-based Perspective” on 25th  August 2021. The event, organized under the patronage of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, […]

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KIIT Law School Guest Talk

on “Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective”

The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities of KIIT Law School (KLS) organized a guest talk on the topic of “Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of the Rights-based Perspective” on 25th  August 2021. The event, organized under the patronage of Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, discussed various laws on disabled in India and the evolution of rights-based perspective.

Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Mishra, Director, KLS shared his views and thoughts on the topic. Prof. Chinmayee Nanda,  Faculty Coordinator and Pratyush Mishra, Student Coordinator along with the team members Piyush Kranti, Shibanshu Dash and Apurba Pattanaik organized the program. 

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Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective
KIIT Law School Guest Talk
Laws on Disabled in India – Evolution of The Rights Based Perspective

Piyush Kranti, Host of the event, introduced the topic on guaranteeing equality of rights to disabled people and beautifully enumerated the need of rights based perspective. He then welcomed the Guest Speaker Dr. Shruti Mohapatra to address the event. She is a founding member of Swabhiman, a prolific speaker, member of several-esteemed committees and an eminent personality contributing to the disabled community in India. She recounted humiliation and discrimination faced in her past life and shared her stories of struggle to become a visible active citizen. She explained the history of suffering faced by disabled persons through various models as she termed it as “from invisibility to people with rights”. Her presentation was indeed comprehensive covering all the major aspects related to the area.

She enlightened the participants about the “rights based approach”. Narrating her utter suffering, she said, “the shadow of the wheelchair is so large that people have forgotten the real Shruti inside it”. She then threw light on Rights based Laws in India that included The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 and exclaimed with joy that all her struggles for enactment of this very act shaped into success.

She was very much delighted with the approach of the new millennium that came up with new understandings. She fostered the thought of a society, which will embrace differences and celebrate diversity. She finally addressed the audience by saying that “we are all superhumans” as she showed real life inspirational videos of people with disabilities doing the impossible. 

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KIIT Law School Organizes Webinar on ‘Revampment of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 – Issues and Challenges’ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-on-revampment-of-the-epidemic-diseases-act-1897-issues-and-challenges/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/law/kiit-law-school-organizes-webinar-on-revampment-of-the-epidemic-diseases-act-1897-issues-and-challenges/#respond Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:46:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32981 KIIT Law Revampment of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 - Issues and Challenges

KLS Centre for Study & Research in Legislative Drafting (CSRLD) under the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law conducted a National Webinar on “Revampment of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 – Issues and Challenges” on 29th August 2021. The webinar was graced by Mr. P. K. Malhotra, Advocate, Legal Consultant and former Union Law Secretary for the Government of India […]

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KIIT Law Revampment of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 - Issues and Challenges

KLS Centre for Study & Research in Legislative Drafting (CSRLD) under the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law conducted a National Webinar on “Revampment of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 – Issues and Challenges” on 29th August 2021. The webinar was graced by Mr. P. K. Malhotra, Advocate, Legal Consultant and former Union Law Secretary for the Government of India and Mr. Anup Kumar Varshney, Joint Secretary and Legislative Counsel, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. Welcoming the guests and participants, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KLS provided valuable insights on the  significance of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 in handling public health emergencies. 

Speaking at the first session, Mr. Malhotra stated that despite being one of the shortest legislation of India, Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 has proved to be handy. He, however, observed that the Act has major limitations as it focuses on the Government’s powers during the epidemic and neither specifies its duties in controlling and preventing the same, nor enunciates any rights available to the citizens in the event of the outbreak. Referring to the case of Justice K. S. Puttaswamy V. Union of India, he further observed that the Act does not provide for procedural guarantee against any abuse of State power regarding privacy infringement. He concluded by remarking that the Epidemic Act required to be replaced with a more efficient and detailed legislation that would better deal with the pandemic situation.

Taking the second session of the webinar, Mr. Varshney highlighted the difficulties which were faced as India witnessed a sudden surge in the number of daily cases of Covid-19. He emphasized the importance of vaccination as an important countermeasure to Covid-19. Mr. Varshney concluded by saying that such adverse times were crucial lessons for all and it is important to take effective measures to prevent the third wave. The talks were followed by interactive question-answer sessions. 

Prof. (Dr.) Kyvalya Garikapati, Head of the Constitutional Law Department and teacher in-charge for the Centre also spoke on the occasion. The faculty coordinators of the webinar consisted of Ms. Tulishree Pradhan, Mr. Prateek Mishra and Ms. Shreyasi Bhattacharya and the student coordinator was Mr. Sarthak Singh (4th yr). The rapporteurs were Bijayini Namrata Patel (3rd year), Nabilah Rahman (2nd yr) and Anusmita Das (2nd yr). Mr. Shashank Shekhar (4th yr) and Ms. Prapti Hota (2nd yr) moderated the sessions. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Prateek Mishra, Assistant Professor, KLS.

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