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Lecture on the Fundamental Rights of Indian citizens. Event

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Freedom of speech, peaceful assembly and religion are the most important fundamental rights of any citizen of a country. Right to property though justifiable, the concept of socialism, prevented its inclusion in our constitution.

Violation of these rights result in punishments as prescribed in the Indian Penal Code, subject to discretion of the judiciary. These rights, defined in Part III of the Constitution, apply irrespective of race, place of birth, religion, caste, creed or sex. They are enforceable by the courts, subject to specific restrictions Click. [1]

Concept of “Right” of an individual manifests only while interacting with others. Thus it places constraints and obligations upon the actions of the state and individuals or groups. Click [2]

The Moderator :-

Justice R.V. Raveendran had his entire education in Bangalore. He became a Permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court in early 1993 and is known for popularizing Lok Adalats in Karnataka. He became the Judge of Supreme Court in 2005, before retiring in 2011. He has rendered several landmark judgments in the fields of Civil and Constitutional Law. Presently he is engaged in giving lectures and writing articles on law related issue in Bangalore.

The Guest Speaker :-

The well-known legal luminary Padma Vibhushan Sorabjee Soli Jehangir, was the Solicitor General of India, during1977-80. He has many publications to his credit, in the fields of human rights, constitution and freedom of press which are referred as bibles, in the respective fields.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Time : 4.00 P.M. @  Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore comment guidelines

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