Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Asmaa Mahfouz & the YouTube Video that Helped Spark the Egyptian Uprising

Seminar on Sedition

FREE BINAYAK SEN CAMPAIGN, HYDERABAD

SEMINAR on ‘Law of Treason and Sedition – with specific reference to the demand for repeal of Section 124-A IPC.’

To be held from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. on 12 March 2011 (Saturday) at Sri Ramanujachari Hall, 1st Floor, Maheshwari Complex (C/o Sri Mahamood Ali, Advocate), Masab Tank Cross Roads, HYDERABAD - 500 028.

Here are the details of our proposed seminar on 12 March 2011 (Saturday) here at Hyderabad:

Seminar on treason and sedition laws to be held in Hyderabad on Sat, 12 March. The seminar is being organized by the "Free Binayak Sen Campaign, Hyderabad as part of its ongoing effort to highlight the miscarriage of justice in the Binayak Sen and many other cases.

The tentative seminar topics are:

1. History of sedition and treason laws in India
2. Sedition & treason laws around the world--comparative analysis
3. Sedition and treason laws in history
4. Nature of the state and sedition laws
5. People's response around the world to sedition and treason laws
6. The need for repealing sedition and treason laws in India--Action agenda

Besides scholars from Hyderabad, we are inviting a select lawyers, social scientists, journalists and activists from other parts of India to participate in the seminar. We will not be able to offer you a fare, but will extend all hospitality for your comfortable stay in Hyderabad.

Please let me know whether you will be able make it, and if so the title of your talk and which of the above broad topics it would fall under.

We will appreciate very much if you can present a paper on matters related to any of the topics above. Thanks,

I. MALLIKARJUNA SHARMA,
Coordinator, Free Binayak Sen Campaign, Hyderabad.
Advocate & Editor, LAW ANIMATED WORLD, [http://lawanimatedworld.blogspot.com/],
6-3-1243/156, M.S. Makta, Hyderabad - 500 082. Ph: 040 - 23300284.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Seminar on Sedition


FREE BINAYAK SEN CAMPAIGN, HYDERABAD

SEMINAR on ‘Law of Treason and Sedition – with specific reference to the demand for repeal of Section 124-A IPC.’

To be held at Hyderabad on 12 March 2011 (Saturday)

Here are the details of our proposed seminar on 12 March 2011 (Saturday) here at Hyderabad:

Seminar on treason and sedition laws to be held in Hyderabad on Sat, 12 March. The seminar is being organized by the "Free Binayak Sen Campaign, Hyderabad as part of its ongoing effort to highlight the miscarriage of justice in the Binayak Sen and many other cases.

The tentative seminar topics are:

1. History of sedition and treason laws in India
2. Sedition & treason laws around the world--comparative analysis
3. Sedition and treason laws in history
4. Nature of the state and sedition laws
5. People's response around the world to sedition and treason laws
6. The need for repealing sedition and treason laws in India--Action agenda

Besides scholars from Hyderabad, we are inviting a select lawyers, social scientists, journalists and activists from other parts of India to participate in the seminar. We will not be able to offer you a fare, but will look after your hospitality in Hyderabad.

Please let me know whether you will be able make it, and if so the title of your talk and which of the above broad topics it would fall under.

We will appreciate very much if you can present a paper on matters related to any of the topics above. Thanks,

I. MALLIKARJUNA SHARMA,
Coordinator, Free Binayak Sen Campaign, Hyderabad.
Advocate & Editor, LAW ANIMATED WORLD, [http://lawanimatedworld.blogspot.com/],
6-3-1243/156, M.S. Makta, Hyderabad - 500 082. Ph: 040 - 23300284.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Editorial: "BRING BACK THE BLACK MONEYS" in LAW ANIMATED WORLD, 31 January 2011 issue (Vol. 7, Part 1, No. 2)

BRING BACK THE BLACK MONEYS
stashed away in umpteen foreign banks by corrupt scoundrels of all hues from our country – ought to be, and perhaps is going to be, the main demand, the fiery slogan, of all democrats in the country. We have just seen the Tunisian people rising up and showing their tyrants the door and now the Egyptians are chanting: “One, two, three, four… kick the tyrant out of the door!” Who knows tomorrow it may not be our turn to besiege the national capital and other cities in millions demanding settlement of accounts of all the huge wealth the corrupt rulers, politicians, bureaucrats and all other types of rascals made subverting the letter and spirit of our constitution, especially the dict√Ęts in the Directive Principles that ‘the State shall strive to promote the welfare of the people by securing and protecting … a social order in which justice, social, economic and political, shall inform all the institutions of the national life’ and that it should direct its policy towards securing “that the ownership and control of the material resources of the community are so distributed as best to sub-serve the common good … [and] that the operation of the economic system does not result in the concentration of wealth and means of production to the common detriment.” But, sadly, we find everything going the wrong way and not only immense concentration of wealth and disgusting conspicuous consumption we see around us but also trillions of rupees of unjust gains – amounts which could have easily paid for the entire infrastructure and all the poverty alleviation and public health programmes so direly needed – ‘outsourced’ to safe havens in different countries – a new sort of ‘colonial’ plunder by our own ‘indigenous’ satraps! The PIL by Senior Advocate and former Union Law Minister, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, has brought this ugly quagmire to the focus of the country with certain Supreme Court Judges also seeming to have been incensed by the awful loot. We have already alerted several times in this journal about this rape of the motherland by her own spoilt children and the urgent need to stop all that, and, emphatically reiterating the same, appeal to the people to rise to the occasion now §§§