Sociolegalliterary is exalted to organize a colloquium on ‘Decoding Constitution in Unconstitutional times’ with a view to delve into a comprehensive discourse on –
1.Citizen’s Constitution – Making & Unmaking of Citizens in Indian Constitution.
2. Rights of the Marginalised & Indian Constitution
3.Future of Indian Constitution
The current unusual Constitutional time, marked by the extraordinary degree of undemandness, is influenced by the ‘Politics of Vishwas’ wherein there is complete immunity to any forms of accountability, reinforcing arbitrariness- an anathema to the Constitutional Principles, hence Constitutional erosion. The rise of cultural nationalism and a paradigm shift to Hindu rashtra, challenging the principle of secularism in the apex Court, announcement of enactment of Laws on ‘Love-jihad’ by the State Governments of UP and Haryana is a fatal blow to the secular values. Adding more to the tribulations, the societal upheaval emanated from CAA and NRC protests proved perilous to the Indian Constitution. The question that lingers is – ‘Though our Constitution has shown remarkable resilience, can it survive Constitutional facism?’ Is this the beginning to an end or just another test of endurance?
Speaker Profile :Shamim Meghani-Modi, working as an activist in MP, and also as an Assistant Professor at TISS, Mumbai, holds an M. Phil. degree in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, degree in law from Barkatullah Univ, Bhopal, B.A. from Jesus & Mary College, New Delhi, and M.A. from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi. She is a Political activist who formed a people’s organization called Shramik Adivasi Sanghathan (SAS). The SAS have been working in Betul, Harda and Khandawa districts of M. P. and Samajwadi Jan Parishad is their political front.
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Date & time : 21 Nov 5 PM.