One-Day Workshop (Offline) on “Vulnerable Sections of India Impelling Towards Equality- A 75-Year Appraisal”
KES’ Shri. Jayantilal H. Patel Law College, Kandivli (West), Mumbai is inviting to an academician centric One-Day Workshop (Offline) on “Vulnerable Sections of India Impelling Towards Equality- A 75-Year Appraisal” Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Western Regional Centre, Mumbai.
About the College
KES’ Shri. Jayantilal H. Patel Law College has been established by Kandivali Education Society which is well known for its work in the field of education. Being established in the year 2012, from its inception itself the college has been striving for excellence in the field of legal education. Our principal Dr. Shweta Wadhwani has been the source of inspiration for driving us all to achieve nothing but excellence. The college has the mission to be the premier law college in the state by achieving a high order of excellence in teaching and training and to empower students with knowledge & confidence, which in turn will enable them to develop as intellectually active, morally upright and socially responsible citizens.
The college ensures that the students get a pleasant and challenging environment equipped to face any challenges coming their way. The college offers LLB three year as well as five year course. The 2 year LLM program of the college is available in two specializations of business law and criminal law. The college conducts Post Graduate Diplomas in Cyber Law as well as Intellectual Property Rights. Multiple seminars, workshops and legal activities are organized by the college to ensure holistic education is provided to the students.
About the Workshop
Inclusivity is a broad term and brings under it’s umbrella a wide variety of topics. There is a need to touch upon these topics to ensure that our society and it’s laws are just. According to the Cambridge Dictionary ” Inclusivity” means the fact of including all types of people, things or ideas and treating them all fairly and equally
The question then arises that do the existing laws and proposed laws truly ensure an inclusive life for each individual. The workshop will throw light on key issues faced by different sections of society and answer the question whether the existing laws would suffice to ensure equality. The workshop will venture into whether the new laws created in favour of the LGBTQ+ community truly addresses the segregated sentiments experienced by the community. The workshop has also incorporated a sub- theme on the elderly in India. The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007 was introduced to ensure much needed protection is given to the elderly of the country. This law has been passed over a decade ago and therefore it is now an opportune time to study it’s role in safeguarding the elderly. The COVID- 19 pandemic restricted people to their homes and thus has resulted in increase of abuse of all kinds including elderly abuse. The workshop would like to investigate into the impact of the law, the challenges faced and policy changes essential to reduce elderly abuse.
The term inclusivity is most often associated with the treatment met out to the tribals and Dalits of India. The term Dalit literally means the oppressed class. Present in the Indian community for centuries their social status has been abhorrent for as many years. The Hathras gang rape case amongst several other incidents taking place all over the country hint at the presence of strong caste based ideologies as well as the lack of protection available to them. In light of varied incidents of violence taking place an appraisal of the present legislative scenario existing for them is necessary.
The workshop would also like to help create a better understanding in the role of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO) in protecting children from sexual abuse. An increase in number of child sexual abuse cases has been reported by Indiaspend but only a limited number is at the stage of trial. Thus a number of cases are yet awaiting justice. The workshop aims at understanding challenges faced while pursuing justice under the POCSO Act. The plight of the Indian woman will also be discussed under one of the sub- themes. The increase of educated females has led to a parallel increase in the number of women working as professionals in society however despite of the presence of numerous laws, policies and guidelines a clear disparity is seen in the wages/ salaries paid to women. We through this workshop hope to bring in a subject experts for each of these topics as well as those mentioned above to get required insight into these varied themes.
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Registration Fee: Rs.500/-
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Reported By: Ms. Eveta Fernandes