Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad is organising a webinar on “Police Reforms: Retrospection of the Prakash Singh Judgment” to be held on 9th January 2021, 3 PM onwards.
About the Symbiosis Law School
The concept of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar (Chancellor Symbiosis International Deemed University) on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’.
Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad was established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.
Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ), is one of the many centres of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad that aims at specializing, tutoring and disseminating information about the different facets of criminology, forensic science, penology and victimology to its students. CCCJ was established in March 2018 with an ambitious and enthusiastic furore to gain more knowledge about the fascinating world of criminology and its sister branches.
About the Webinar
The Police Act was enacted in 1861. Since then, it has undergone very few reforms despite several recommendations from commissions. The judgement of Prakash Singh v Union of India had proved to be a milestone as it suggested several reforms such as appointing a State Security Commission, Selection and minimum tenure of DGP, Separation of investigation, Police Establishment Board, Police Complaints Authority and National Security Commission.
Keeping in mind the recent cases of police brutality that we as a nation have witnessed, the most recent one being the Jayaraj and Fenix case, it is the need of the hour to implement these reforms. The webinar aims to analyse these reforms as well as give a fresh perspective in the workings of the police force.
About the Speaker
The speaker for the webinar is Mr. Prakash Singh. He is a retired Indian Police Service officer, who rose to the highest rank of Director General of Police (DGP). He has served as Chief of the Border Security Force (BSF), Uttar Pradesh Police and Assam Police. The Government of India, in recognition of his contribution to national security, awarded him the ‘Padmashri’ in 1991.
He is well-recognised for his role as key architect for Police reforms in India. After his retirement from service in 1996, he filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India. The landmark verdict of the PIL came in 2006, in which the Supreme Court has issued specific directions to the central and state governments to carry out structural changes in the workings of the police in order to safeguard them from external pressures and to make them accountable to the people. He is also a prolific writer and has authored 6 books.
The webinar is open to all interested participants, students, lawyers, and law enthusiasts.
The webinar will be conducted online.
The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.
- Last Date of Registration: 7th January 2020, 11:59 PM
- Date of Event: 9th January 2020
- Time of Event: 3 PM onwards
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