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NALSAR Student Bar Debate


This is to cordially invite you to the first edition of the NALSAR Student Bar Debate, a union Debate which seeks to hear some of the most eminent minds of the country speaking on the most pertinent issues of the day. This edition seeks to debate the politicization of university campuses through the motion - "This house will ban all organised political activity on Indian campuses."


In light of the recent protests and political activity in college campuses from Delhi to Hyderabad, civil society is fragmented on the extent, and the very existence of organized political movement in university campuses. The centrist views of hierarchical structures, without mainstream political parties, have also been called into question. This year, we seek to understand the dynamic equilibrium that persists, and whether it should exist at all.


The speakers at the bar debate will provide insights into the motion like never before. Mr. Syed Sultan Ahmed, educator, film-maker, and media person and Mr. Adithya Reddy, eminent lawyer, and freelance journalist will be joined by a student speaker as they propose this motion. Opposing the motion would be Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Cabinet minister, journalist and writer; Mr. AK Khan, current ACB Chief of Telangana and Prof. Hargopal, ICSSR National Fellow with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. The debate will seek to dissect  the issue on socio-legal, economic, political and pedagogical parameters.


 We invite you to a Friday night, filled with intellectual stimulation and an opportunity to be part of the discussion as the august audience of a Bar Debate. 


Date - 23rd September, 2016

Time - 6:00 PM Onwards