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NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW

Accredited in 'A+' grade with a score 3.60 on a four point scale by NAAC

Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Faizan Mustafa started his teaching career at Aligarh Muslim University in early 1990. As a LLM gold medallist, he was persuaded to join the Faculty. It was quite a task for him to live up to the expectations of the teachers who had taught him. Frequent change of subjects sharpened that challenge. As he obtained a grip on the old, he introduced a number of new courses at AMU such as Human Rights Law, IPR, Tourism Laws. The academic journey was followed by the administrative one and he worked as Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University and then served as Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University.

Mustafa’s contributions at home were followed by a range of overseas engagements. He was consulted in the drafting of Eritrean Constitution. Subsequently he worked in Ethiopia where he was exposed to the civil law tradition and was required to teach High Court Judges at the Ethiopia Civil Service University. The country had got a new constitution and he was the only Professor of constitutional law in the entire country. He was the Founder Director of KIIT Law School and Founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Odisha. At both the places, he designed the curricula to promote integration of knowledge as he firmly believes that knowledge is at the intersections of disciplines.

He took over as the third Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, in 2012, and soon realised that institution founding work is a continual effort. Consequently, he started the process of revamping the curriculum in consultation with students and faculty. NALSAR thereupon moved from a purely mandatory model to a credits based elective system which is driven by both home and visiting faculty. The inter-disciplinary reach of NALSAR was expanded by the introduction of Masters in Aviation Law, Telecommunication Law and MBA (Court Management).

Mustafa believes that the institution building activity is a cooperative venture and tries to do his share as the Chief Justice of India’s and Chancellor's nominee to the Academic, Executive and General Councils of several institutions along with serving on various Search Committees for the appointment of Vice-Chancellors. Mustafa is currently President of Shastri-Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) which is the fifty year old bi-national organisation of Government of Canada and Government of India and has 133 Universities as its members. Earlier he has served as the Vice-President (SICI). After serving as Vice-President, he is currently holding the coveted position of President, Consortium of National Law Universities of India. He is the recipient of both Commonwealth Scholarship as well as Fulbright.

Though he has written seven books and large number of scholarly articles some of which have been relied upon by the Supreme Court of India, he does believe that NALSAR must engage itself with the contemporary issues and contribute to the legal discourse. Consequently, he regularly writes on issues of the day in leading Indian newspapers. He is a familiar face on Indian Television and has his own YouTube Channel called Legal Awareness Web Series: LAW Click Here to Subscribe 

Law for Mustafa is an instrument of social change thus as the Senior Vice-Chairperson of Rural Litigation & Entitlement Kendra, Dehra Dun. He supported the filing of the country’ first environmental and ecology related PIL in the lime stone mining matter. RLEK also got voting rights for the indigenous people of Shivalik Hills i.e. Van Gujjars. RLEK also got 19000 laborers accepted as bonded laborers by the Government and secured their release.

Nothing interests Mustafa more than cooking. He enjoys teaching and has some passion for debating. He was awarded SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award in 2014.

 

B.A.(Hons),LL.B,LL.M,Ph.D( AMU)

Diploma in International & Comparative Human Rights, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

Prof.Faizan Mustafa has studied Strict Liability Law of various countries to demonstrate that strict liability is immoral and unethical as it punishes the hapless and helpless people. He had written two books on Right to Information in 1996 and 2003. Indian Parliament passed the Right to Information Act in 2005. He has also written a book on Religious Conversion in which he has argued that the apex court's decision of excluding conversion from the purview of 'propagation' under Article 25 of Indian Constitution is wrong and this restrictive decision should be overruled. He has also critically examined the ‘essentiality’ test of freedom of religion. His article on religious freedom was quoted by the Supreme Court in the Sabarimala Judgement (2018).

Article 356 and Copyright Law are other areas of his interest. He has written a book on HIV Law in early nineties but the Indian Parliament enacted the AIDS Law only in 2017. In his article on commutation of death sentence, he has demonstrated inconsistency in the Supreme Court’s response. He has also written an article on the need of recognizing ‘Domestic Work’ as work in 1995 and it was only in 2012 that Ministry of Welfare, Government of India agreed to bring a Bill on this issue. Nothing happened thereafter. He has also written on Data Protection Laws and compared data protection laws of United States, U.K and European Union. India still does not have a separate Data Protection Act.

He has also written on Islamic Law of Confession, Gift and Adultery and made comparisons with the Western & Indian Laws. His thesis is that Islamic law on confession is quite progressive and was much ahead of other legal systems. On Muslim law of gift he has argued that Muslim Law in India is contrary to Islamic Law as it permits defeating Quranic scheme of succession through law of gift. He has also argued that Islamic Criminal Law does not want to punish people for the offence of adultery as proving the offence is extremely difficult. He favours reforms in Muslim Personal Law but his position is that reforms should come from within. In his articles on Muslim Personal Law, he has argued that Muslim Personal Law is neither ‘divine’ in its entirety nor it is ‘law’ within the meaning of Article 13 of Indian Constitution.

He is presently working on Freedom of Religion, Diversity Management under Indian Constitution and Muslim Personal Law.

Books:

Ajjappa G.V. & Mustafa, F. (2015), Trade Union Law
Mustafa, F (2001), Constitution & Article 356.
Mustafa, F. (2003), Constitutional Issues in Freedom of Information – International & National Perspectives.
Mustafa, F & Sharma,Anurag (2003), Conversion – Constitutional & Legal Implications. 
Mustafa, F. (1997), Copyright Law – A Comparative Study.
Maheshwari, A. & Mustafa, F. (1997), Right to Information – No Win Situation.
Mustafa, F. Sufiyan, A. & (1998), AIDS, Law and Human Rights
Mustafa, F. (1992), Strict Liability in Criminal Law.
Mustafa, F. ( ) Fundamental Rights in Ethiopia & India – A Comparative Study (Under Preparation).
Mustafa, F. ( ) Constitutional & Legal Empowerment of Muslims of India (Under Preparation).
 

Articles

  • Mustafa,F.(2017),  Mukherjee. V, Holy Cow, Privacy, and Unholy Laws. Economic & Political Weekly, 52(51), p.55, 23_Dec_2017 (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Pattnaik, P. N. Pandey, S. C. & Mustafa. F (2018) Development of MBA in Court Administration & Management: The experience of NALSAR University of Law, India. Quality Assurance in Education, 26(3), 391 – 402,  Emerald Publications (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Mustafa,F.(2017),  Jagteshwar Singh Sohi , 'Freedom of Religion in India: Current Issues and Supreme Court Acting as Clergy' ,BYU Law Review Volume 2017 | Issue 4 , 14_ June_2017 (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Mustafa,F.and Nehaluddin Ahmad and Mohaimin Ayus(2018) “Social Media and Children: A Socio– Legal Study of ASEAN Region” paper is  published in Computer and Telecommunications Law Review (CTLR) London UK,  Vol.24 issue 8,2018, pages 184-194, Sweet& Maxwell UK,ERA indexed publication no. 3321
  • Mustafa,F.,Nehaluddin Ahmad, and  Mohaimin Ayus (2018) Dynamics of contemporary Indian and Malaysian Federalism: An overview, paper accepted for publication  by The Federal Lawyer, Federal Bar Association, 1220 North Fillmore St., Ste. 444 Arlington, VA 22201 USA , Oct/Nov issue 2018. 
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "In Allahabad name change, MHA rules flouted" ,The Tribune, 27_Nov_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "An ill wind in the Valley" ,The Indian Express, 23_Nov_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Not a holy book" ,The New Indian Express, 02_Nov_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "How should we appoint a varsity’s VC?" ,The New Indian Express, 17_Oct_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "SC’s apathy for quota in promotions" ,The Tribune, 16_Oct_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "UP people need freedom from fear" ,The Tribune, 10_Oct_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Adultery case: How Supreme Court underlined women’s autonomy as facet of human dignity" ,The Indian Express, 28_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Ayodhya case: Understanding the ‘essentiality doctrine’ and its implications" ,The Indian Express, 28_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Why the triple talaq Ordinance is neither perfect nor necessary" ,The Indian Express, 21_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , " The progressive way" ,The Hindu, 18_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , " No right of way for the majority" , Indian Express, 14_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , " Why all of us should cheer Section 377 verdict" , Indian Express, 13_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , " Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377: 493 pages, 5 judges, one mantra of Constitutional Morality" , Indian Express, 09_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Legal and Constitutional Challenges of Uniform Civil Code " Hindi Version Rashtriya Sahara, 05_Sep_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "A profane sense of justice" ,The Tribue ,27_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "What a petition on citizenship law could mean to Assam NRC update" ,The Indian Express ,27_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "The Modi Government is Wrong to Contest the Minority Character of AMU" ,The Wire ,22_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "India and Pakistan: How they differ on key constitutional questions" ,The Indian Express ,21_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "ATALS LEGAL HITS AND MISSES" ,The Tribune ,20_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "THE INSTITUTIONS THAT GUARD OUR FREEDOM" ,The Times Group ,12_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Sharia courts in fact" ,The Indian Express ,10_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Tepid reflex to Dalit concerns" ,The Tribune,8_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Assam list is against humanity" ,The New Indian Express ,1_Aug_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "The Risk from Authoritarian Impulses" ,India Today ,15_July_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Govt and the judiciary: what’s the nature of the relationship, how it should evolve" ,The Indian Express ,17_July_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Justice more accessible" ,The Indian Express ,16_July_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Delhi verdict: Governors should behave like the British Queen" ,The Hindustan Times ,06_July_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Delhi power tussle: Between the Supreme Court’s lines" ,The Indian Express 05_July_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Two inequalities Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's talk of Dalit reservations in Jamia, AMU, misunderstands nature of minority institutions" ,TheIndian Express 27_June_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "Why reservation in promotions for state jobs is a non-issue" ,The Hindustan Times 20_June_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) , "There Must Be No Double Standards in Using Public Funds for Religious Places" ,The WIre 09_June_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,' Questions of promotion" ,The Hindu 09_June_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,' Who is a citizen — in Assam, India?' ,The Indian Express 05_June_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,' Broken Promise Representation, affirmative action are being diluted by UGC. Government must act. ' ,The Indian Express 25_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Be Concerned of Constitution ' Hindi Version , 21_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'The question of discretion' The Indian Express , 18_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Firm Stand' The Telegraph , 07_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'In the Wake of Violence at AMU, It's Time to Examine Crowd Control Laws, Policing' The Wire , 05_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'The Hindu Right Has More in Common With Jinnah Than AMU Students Do' The Wire , 05_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'SC Ruling That Minority Rights Cannot be Waived is a Boost for Minority Institutions' The Hindustan Times , 03_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Death for child rapists will not be a deterrent' The Hindustan Times , 01_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Judiciary is above judge' India Today magazine , 01_May_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Master of the next steps' The Hindu , 25_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'In the bid to impeach Chief Justice of India, issues of constitutionalism, accountability ' The Indian Express , 24_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Why Salman Khan’s Sentence Is Harsh & Retributive? There Are No Statutory Sentencing Guidelines In India... ' LawLive , 23_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,' Is sentencing an art or science? A look into Salman Khan’s and Lalu Prasad’s harsh sentences' Indian express , 20_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Undo the wrong: An ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court order on SC/ST Atrocities Act is much needed' Indian express , 19_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Judging our judges' India Today , 9_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'The Last 7 Days Alone Portray the Status of Dalits in India' The Citizen , 05_Apirl_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Sending the wrong signal: SC order in SC/ST Act case' The Hindu , 29_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'SC/ST Act: Court Ruling Will Have Chilling Effect on Reporting Crimes Against Dalits' The Wire , 29_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Hindus are Minority too' Hindi Article ,Dainik Jagran , 29_March_2018
  • Pattnaik, P. N. Pandey, S. C. & Mustafa. F (2018) Development of MBA in Court Administration & Management: The experience of NALSAR University of Law, India. Quality Assurance in Education, 26(3), 391 – 402,  Emerald Publications (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Is the Right to Die an Issue for the Poor?' The Wire , 23_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'One nation, many religions: Lingayat leadership is under an erroneous belief that recognition of a religious community depends on law.' The Indian Express , 21_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'A Right For The Rich Euthanasia verdict could lead to neglect of terminally ill poor patients.' The Indian Express , 14_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Judicial Aberrations on Gender Issues Are Worrisome' The Wire , 08_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Key questions in disagreement between SC 3-judge Benches' The Indian Express , 06_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Against human rights ' The Hindu , 06_March_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'A Country Where Sanskrit Deserves Preservation, But Urdu Doesn’t' The Wire , 22_Feb_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'From Jessica Lal’s case to Sohrabuddin Sheikh’s, why witness protection in India remains vexed' The Indian Express , 19_Feb_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Not justice Bombay HC’s order in Mohsin Sheikh case rewrites jurisprudence of provocation in dangerous ways. It must spur review of bail law' The Indian Express , 15_Feb_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Learning from a neighbour: Indian judiciary could look at how Pak courts dealt with lynching of Mashal Khan' The Indian Express , 12_Feb_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Hadiya: Recognising individual autonomy' The Tribune, 25_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Grab This Opportunity To Abolish Disqualification Due to ‘Office of Profit’' The Wire, 22_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Learn from Israel’s legal pluralism' The Tribune, 18_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,Cancelling Haj Subsidy Is a Good Step, Now the Government Should Stop Spending on All Religions' The Wire, 17_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,'Govt vs Supreme Court is now Judges vs CJI' The Indian Express, 12_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2018) ,' Not a criminal act' The Hindu, 10_Jan_2018
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Legal excess' The Indian Express, 28_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Government has unrealistic expectations from the triple talaq bill' The Print, 28_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Criminalising Triple Talaql' Hindi Article ,Rashtriya Sahara , 28_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017),  Mukherjee. V, Holy Cow, Privacy, and Unholy Laws. Economic & Political Weekly, 52(51), p.55, 23_Dec_2017 (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Mustafa,F.(2017),  ,' Why Criminalising Triple Talaq is Unnecessary Overkill ',The Wire , 15_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Arbitrary and irrational ',The Hindu , 11_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Was Hadiya a stranger’s hostage? ',New Indian Express, 04_Dec_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Status of Individual liberty and Freedom under Indian constitution ',Hindi Version , 30_Nov_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Hadiya case: Whither individual liberty?', The Tribune , 29_Nov_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'The Defender Of Faith In contending that secularism is a lie, Yogi Adityanath tragically gets it right', The Indian Express , 27_Nov_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'UGC’s audit report on AMU demonstrates its ignorance of law', Hindustan Times , 23_Nov_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Hindus too a minority in some states', The Tribune , 14_Nov_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Don’t deny BHU’s hindu character', New Indian Express , 28_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,' Hindi article on Rajasthan Ordinance ', Rashtriya Sahara, 27_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'A dangerous proposition ', The Hindu, 17_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Misreading Sir Syed ', The Indian Express 17_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Why removing ‘H’ from BHU and ‘M’ from AMU is an unworkable idea ', Hindustan Times, 14_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Collegium's crisis of legitimacy', Deccan Herald , 08_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Indian Universities Should Be Able to Appoint Their Own Vice Chancellors', The Wire, 06_Oct_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Are we really prepared for a Uniform Civil Code?', The Times of India, 12_Sept_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Right to personal security & Gauri’s killing', The Tribune , 07_Sept_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'The silences of the constitution', The Indian Express , 06_Sept_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'When It Comes to Violation of Freedom of Religion, Can the State Be Held Monetarily Liable?', The Wire , 04_Sept_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Religion At State Expense', The Indian Express , 31_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'No instant solution yet', The Tribune , 31_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Triple Talaq Judgment: Analysis ', Hindi version , Rashtriya Sahara , 26_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Right to Privacy: What the Supreme Court said', The Indian Express , 25_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'3 judgments, 3 takeaways', The Indian Express , 23_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Jamia and the Rationale Behind Special Rights for Minority Institutions', The Wire, 22_Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'NIA probe into Kerala ‘love jihad’ is another blow to individual autonomy', Hindustan Times, 18_ Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Why a NEET-like common test for lower judiciary is not a good idea', Hinduatan Times, 09_ Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'By Opposing Jamia Millia Islamia's Minority Status, Govt Will Undermine Parliament', News18.com, 07_ Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'A case of judicial overreach', The Tribune, 04_ Aug_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017) ,'Right to Privacy , Legal understandings and Road-Map ahead',Hindi version , 20_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017),Yogesh Pratap Singh (2017) , 'Why Ram Nath Kovind does not have to be a rubber stamp of NDA' ,The Indian Express , 24_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'A Litmus Test Supreme Court must interpret Constitution in a manner that ensures right to privacy' ,The Indian Express , 24_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'The prenupital way to tackle triple talaq' ,The Tribune , 19_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Bring the House up to date' ,The Hindu , 11_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Law, morality, triple talaq' ,The Indian Express , 10_ July_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017),  Jagteshwar Singh Sohi , 'Freedom of Religion in India: Current Issues and Supreme Court Acting as Clergy' ,BYU Law Review Volume 2017 | Issue 4 , 14_ June_2017 (Scimago/Scopus score)
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'The Modi govt’s new cattle trade ban may not pass legal test' ,Hindustan Times , 31_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'A way out for her too' ,The Hindu , 30_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Mixed feelings: The Modi government’s Muslim policy' ,newslaundry.com , 26_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Supreme Court as Clergy :The tizzy over Triple Talaq ' ,The Tribune, 20_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Remake the marriage contract :Nikanamas that bar Triple Talaq could work much better than making the practice illegal ' ,The Indian Express, 11_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Neither Suicide Note, Nor Dying Declaration ' ,The Statesman, 04_ May_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Triple talaq — myths and misperceptions ' ,The Tribune, 28_ Apirl_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Beyond backwardness cap: Quota for Muslims beyond the 50 per cent ceiling in Telengana is justified ' ,The Indian Express, 22_ Apirl_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'The Supreme Court liquor ban may be a case of judicial overreach ' , Hindustan Times, 5_ Apirl_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Minoriity Report : Designation of 'minorities' is well-settled in law.The current debate is nunnecessary ' , Indian Express , 5_ Apirl_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'The Tamil Nadu governor should immediately appoint K Palaniswami as CM' ,Hindustan Times, 14_ Feb_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'RSS & reservation review' ,The Tribue, 13_ Feb_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao is deliberately delaying Sasikala’s swearing in' ,Hindustan Times, 09_ Feb_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Not justice' ,The Indian Express, 20_ Jan_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Supreme Court verdict outlawing votes in the name of religion a setback for BJP' ,Hindustan Times, 4_ Jan_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2017), 'Undesirability of mixing religion and politics' ,The Tribune, 4_ Jan_2017
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Sharia courts have role to play in dispute resolution' ,Hindustan Times , 22_Dec_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'The constitutionality of triple divorce' ,The Tribune , 14_Dec_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Media Court and Fair Trial' , Times of India, MyTimes , 10_Dec_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Not Constitutional, Making playing of national anthem mandatory goes against its spirit ' , The Indian Express , 07_Dec_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), ' Genuine concerns of Muslims' , Daink Jagran , 03_Dec_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Redrawing and reaffirming a rekha ' , The Tribune, 29_Nov_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Look who's talking: Most vociferous critics of reforms in Hindu Law are now arguing for UCC ' , The Indian Express , 11_Nov_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'The right to kill a terrorist: Misuse of police powers by the state' , The Tribune , 09_Nov_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'The Debate on Triple Talaq Must be Based on Proper Research and Data' , The Wire , 06_Nov_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Multiple ways to equality' , The Indian Express , 28_Oct_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Muslim personal law: Get a just code, not uniform code' , Hindustan Times , 14_Oct_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Illusion of Legality' , The Indian Express , 19_Sep_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'The story of a rape trail' , The Statesman ,8_Sep_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Violation in the Name of protection' , The New Indian Express ,7_Sep_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Liberty regime for children' , The New Indian Express ,4_Aug_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Why Governor's fail' , The Tribunal ,27_July_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), 'Aligarh Muslim University is facing minority test' , Hindustan Times ,9_July_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Abolish office of profit disqualification' , The New Indian Express ,7_July_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Is the Govt Striking back?' , The Tribune ,25_June_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Does the government wants 'parrot judges?' , The Tribune ,23_May_2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), A Minority Report Of History, in OUTLOOK on 16th May,2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), NEET Returns in not so Neat a Manner in New indian Express,4th May , 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), President’s rule, too powerful for comfort,Hindustan Times,22nd April , 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), BJP, Like Congress,1st April, 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Teachers of Law to Blame for Strange Judicial Orders,16th March , 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Who wil Judge will Our Judges,The Tribune,16th March , 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Indian Penal Change,7th March , 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Let Us Tolerate Dissent,Not Demonise Dissenters,18th Feb, 2016
  • Mustafa,F.(2016), Two Sides of the Same Coin, 1st Feb, 2016
  • Mustafa, F.(2015), Lifer without Remission, Another Regressive Verdict, The New Indian Express, 30th December, 2015
  • Mustafa, F.(2015), President should reject the Juvenile Justice Bill, The New Indian Express, 23rd December, 2015
  • Mustafa, F.(2015), BJP & Secularism, The Statesman, 5th December, 2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Celebrate Constitutionalism, The Tribune, 30th November, 2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Judicial independence – What Turkey must learn from India, Today’s Zaman, 17th November, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Why legal pluralism matters, Indian Express, 16th November, 2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Yet another ban: Prisons out of bounds, The Tribune, 4th November, 2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Yet another ban: Prisons out of bounds, The Tribune, 4th November, 2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Victory of Constitutionalism, Hindustan Times, 17th October,2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Time to Reform Prisons, Deccan Hearld, 27th September,2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Ban on Meat & Freedom of religion, Roznama Sahara,18th September,2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Holy Cow & the Judiciary, The Tribune, 8th September,2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Why Death Penalty Must Go, the Tribune, 2nd September,2015
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Collegium system is Lesser Evil Than NJAC, Hindustan Times, 29th October,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Victory of Constitutionalism, Hindustan Times, 17th October,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Time to Reform Prisons, Deccan Hearld, 27th September,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Ban on Meat & Freedom of religion, Roznama Sahara,18th September,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Holy Cow & the Judiciary, The Tribune, 8th September,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Why Death Penalty Must Go, the Tribune, 2nd  September,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Do Not manipulate Census Data to support Half Truths, Hindustan Times, 31st August,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Right to education & Judiciary, Rashtriya Sahara, 30th August,2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Limits of Anti-Terror Laws, Rashtriya Sahara, 9th August, 2015. 
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Penalty of Death: Morally Reprehensible, Legally Untenable, 7th August, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Judging the Headscarf, The Indian Express, 3rd August, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Death is not deterrent: Abolish It, Hindustan Times, 31st July, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Let Universities Choose their VCs, Deccan Chronicle, 24th July, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Allowing Judges to be Judged, The Hindu, 20th June, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Of Rights and Democracy: the Magna Carta Principle Still work, Hindustan Times, 16th June, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Equal Opportunity Law a Must, The Statesman, 4th June, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), The NJAC is Worse than the Collegium, Hindustan Times, 7th May, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Trial of Juveniles, The Statesman, 6th May, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), The Unfreedom of Religion, Indian Express, 5th May, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Law That Terrorizes, The Statesman, 23rd April, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Polygamy, Islam & Law, Rooznama Sahara, 17th April, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Is it maximum Governance, Deccan Herald, 8th April, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Choice of Vice-Chancellors, Statesman, 3rd April, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Cow Slaughter & Judiciary, 22nd March, 2015, Inquilab, March 22, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Three is a crowd, Indian Express, 17th March, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), The Beef ban leaves a bad taste in the mouth, Hindustan Times, 12th March, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Freedom of Religion, Statesman, 3rd March, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Is American Secular, Statesman, 14th February, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), Constitutionality of Anti-Conversion Laws, Statesman, 15th January, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), How Secular is Secular India, Deccan Herald, 10th February, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F. (2015), When not to Use Power, Indian Express, 6th January, 2015.
  • Mustafa, F.(2014), Let’s talk about Poverty First before Faith and Conversions, Hindustan Times, 25th December, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F.(2014), Debating the ‘Right to die’, The Hindu, 17th December, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Modi Government should think of a Regulatory System, Deccan Herald, 30th November, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F.(2014), Rough Justice, Indian Express, 27th November, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Court must cast a wider net, Indian Express, 4th August, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Lot to Learn from Mature Democracies, Deccan Herald, 19th July,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Sharia Courts & Fatwa, The Statesman, 19th July,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Importance of Piecemeal Reform, The Hindu, 2nd July,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Small in Numbers, The Statesman 9th June,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Respect Cultural Pluralism, The Statesman, 22nd May, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Glory Divine- God, Religion & Elections, The Statesman, 13th April, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Can a Muslim Spurn Muslim Personal Law, The Statesman, 3rd April, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), When Good is Not Good Enough, The Hindu, 4th March, 2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Freedom For Killers I & II, 22nd -23rd Feb.,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2014), Can Bad Law Be Good, The Statesman, 17th Feb.,2014.
  • Mustafa, F. (2013), Opinion Polls & Free Speech, The Statesman, 13th Nov.,2013.
  • Mustafa, F. (2011), Death Punishment-II, The Mental Torture Before Doomsday, 23rd Sep.,2011.
  • Mustafa, F. (2011), Death Punishment-I, Discourse on Retention of the Death Penalty, 22nd Sep.,2011.
  • Mustafa, F. (2011), Haj Subsidy, Secularism & Increasing Influence of Religion”, The Statesman, 25th February, 2011.
  • Mustafa, F. (2011), Portents of Republic Day- The Demise of Constitutionalism”, The Statesman, 26th January, 2011.
  • Mustafa, F. (2010), Are Our High Courts High Courts?”, The Statesman, 14th December, 2010.
  • Mustafa, F. (2010), “Rights of Minorities-II”, The Statesman, 13th August, 2010.
  • Mustafa, F. (2010), “Rights of Minorities-I”, The Statesman, 12th August, 2010.
  • Mustafa, F. (2010), ”Gift to Minorities- Amendment to Minority Educational Institutions Act, The Statesman, 14th May, 2010.
  • Mustafa, F. (2009), Kidnapped by the USA-Legality of Abduction of Fugitives, The Statesman, 9th December, 2009.
  • Mustafa, F. (2009), ”Sir Syed & AMU’s Hindu Connection”, The Statesman, 17th October, 2009.
  • Mustafa, F. (2009), ”Religious Policing II- A Matter of Great Significance Needs to be Clarified, The Statesman, 13th June, 2009.
  • Mustafa, F. (2009), ”Religious Policing I- Role of Minority Institutions, The Statesman, 12th June, 2009.
  • Mustafa, F. (2008), ”Conversion, Reconversion & Constitution”, The Statesman, 14th October, 2008.
  • Mustafa, F. (2008), ”Know it Right, Constitutional Offices& Purview of RTI Act, The Statesman, 4th May, 2008.
  • Mustafa, F. (2008),”Death of Constitutionalism”, The Statesman, 26th January, 2008.
  • Mustafa, F. (2007),”To Kill is Not to Punish- India Must Abolish Death Penalty”, The Statesman, 26th December, 2007.
  • Mustafa, F. (2007),”Sir Syed, Nationalism & Hindu-Muslim Unity”, The Statesman, 17th October, 2007.
  • Mustafa, F. (2007), ”Cow Slaughter, Constitution & Judiciary”, The Statesman, 28th September, 2007.
  • Mustafa, F. (2007), Holy Cow & Unholy Laws”, The Statesman, 27th September, 2007.
  • Mustafa, F. (2007),”Minority Question”, The Statesman, 30th January, 2007.
  • Mustafa, F. (2006), “Sir Syed, Pluralism & Multiculturalism”, 17th October, 2006.
  • Mustafa, F. (2006),”Sachar Committee, Equality & Differentiated Citizenship”, The Statesman, 16th  December, 2006.
  • Mustafa,F.( 2006), “ Minority Rights: UPA Takes the  Step in Right   Direction”,  28th January, 2006
  • Mustafa, F. (2005), “Selective Reference to Constitution Unjust”, The Pioneer, 22nd October, 2005Mustafa, F.(2006),”
  • Mustafa, F. (2005), “Night Shifts For Women: Empowerment or Making them Vulnerable?”, The Statesman, 14th April, 2005, The Statesman.
  • Mustafa, F. (2005), “President Rule in States – Murder of Democracy”, Rashtriya Sahara, 13th March 2005.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Right to Die – Venkatesh’s Case Shows Time Has Come to Legalize Mercy Killing”, The Statesman, 31st December, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Minority Educational Ordinance & Bill – Do Not Address Vital Issues, The Statesman, 16th December 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Babri Masjid Demolition – Criminal Liability Need to be Fixed”, Rashtriya Sahara, 6th December 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Hostile Truths – II – Need for Witness Protection Programme in India”, The Statesman, 1st December 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Hostile Truths – I – Witness Are A Harassed Lot in India”, The Statesman, 30th November 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Family Planning, Gender & Islam,” The Pioneer, November 30th, 2003.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), ‘Communal Virus- Some Suggestions on Model Law”, The Statesman, 14th November 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Communal Violence – Need for Tough Law”, Amar Ujala, 18th November 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Syed Said”, The Hindustan Times, October 19, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Need to Revisit Sir Syed’s Nationalism”, The Statesman, October 17, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Common Tests, A.M. U, Minority Bashing”, The Hindustan Times, May 14, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Gender Injustice-Discriminatory Property Laws”, The Statesman, 9th April, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Victims of Oppression – Women in India – Pakistan Must Assert their Rights”, 10th March, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004), “Forgotten Ideals – We have Failed the Constitution”, 26th January, 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2004),” Common Tests – Opposition Not Based on minority Question Alone”, The Statesman, 14th January 2004.
  • Mustafa, F. (2003), “Unhealthy Childhood – Meaningful Efforts Needed to their Wounds”, The Statesman, 14th November, 2003.
  • Mustafa, F. (2003), “Doctors Liability – Negligent But Do Not Shake Their Confidence”, The Statesman, 30th October, 2003.
  • Mustafa, F. (2003), “HIV & Human Rights, Part I & II, 6 – 7 August, 2003, The Statesman.
  • Mustafa, F. (2003), “Notional Integration”, Hindustan Times, 31st July, 2003.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Liability for Governmental Lawlessness”, Law Teller, July 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Health & Human Rights”, The Pioneer, July 15, 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Aids & Media”, The Pioneer, June 6, 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Human Rights in China”, The Pioneer, May 30.1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Strike Law: Need for Change”, Bar & Bench Review, Vol.2, 11.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Ban on Cow Slaughter Curtails Muslim’s Right to Religion”, The Pioneer, May 8, 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Plight of Pakistani Women”, The Pioneer, April 30, 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Welcome Reversal of the Suicide Decision”, The Pioneer, April 29, 1996.
  • Mustafa, F. (1996), “Muslim Women’s Right to Inherit Land” Radiance Views Weekly, Vol. XXXI, No.19.
  • Mustafa, F. (1995), “Hatred for Urdu: Nothing New”, Statesman, 12 December, 1995.
  • Mustafa, F. (1995), “Human Rights in Pakistan”, The Hindustan Times, July 18, 1995.
  • Mustafa, F. (1995), “Blasphemy Law in Pakistan”, Milli Times, March 1995.
  • Mustafa, F. (1995), “Curbing Human Spare parts Dealers”, Hindustan Times, 8th February, 1995.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Distortion of Islamic Law in India – Yet another attempt”, Radiance Views Weekly.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Human Organ Trade”, Nation & The World, 15th December, 1994.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Rape As A War – Crime”, Milli Times, 15th November, 1994.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Consumer Still Exploited”, Statesman, 20th September, 1994.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Legitimacy of TADA”, Statesman, 18th August, 1994.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Human Rights Situation in India”, Vigil India, No. 66:5.
  • Mustafa, F. (1994), “Congress & The Judiciary”, Radiance Views Weekly. XXVIII (40): 9.
  • Mustafa, F (1994), “Naghbushan Patnaik v. Union of India – A Case Comment”, Nation & The World, May 1994.
  • Mustafa, F. (1993), “Bangladesh Election – An Analysis”, Aftab Hall Magazine 24.
  • Mustafa, F (1993). “Reservation – Politics or Social Upliftment”, Aligarh Magazine 24.
  • Mustafa, F. (1992), “Slaughter of Animals – Judicial Response”, Radiance Views Weekly, XXVI (30):9.
  • Mustafa, F. (1991), “Urdu in the Constitutional Perspectives”, Radiance Views Weekly, XXVI (43): 12.
  • Mustafa, F. (1991), “Shariat Bill 1991 – An Analysis”, Radiance View Weekly, XXVI (36): 6.
  • Mustafa, F. (1991), “Dissolution of Lok Sabha”, Radiance Views Weekly, XXVI (29): 12.
 
Memorial Lectures
  • Delivered 12th C.D. Deshmukh Memorial Lecture, Hyderabad, 29th March, 2014.
  • Delivered 5th Gorachand Patnaik Memorial Lecture, Bhubaneshwar, Dec. 24th, 2010.
  • Delivered Ras Bihari Memorial Lecture, Cuttack, Orissa, 2010.
  • Delivered First Brahaman and Memorial Lecture, Orissa High Court, Cuttack, 2010.
  • Delivered B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at Mahatama Gandhi University, Kerala, 2010.
  • Delivered Justice Amir Ali Memorial Lecture, Kolkata 2009.
Keynote Addresses
  • Delivered Keynote address at Seminar on “Gender Law and Social Transformation in India”, University of Hyderabad on September 18, 2012.
  • Delivered Keynote address at seminar organised by Vigil India Movement, Bangalore on “Human Rights Movements and Human Rights Defenders: Challenges and Prospects” on August 10, 2012.
  • Delivered keynote address at seminar organised by Indialogue Foundation at MANUU on “Right to Education Act: Challenges and Perspectives” on July 31, 2012.
  • Delivered Keynote Address at International Seminar on Globalization & Good Governance, organised by IOS, Kolkata, 17th Dec., 2011.
  • Delivered Keynote Address at National Seminar on Minority Educational Institutions, Hyderabad, 6th May, 2011.
  • Delivered Keynote address at National Workshop on Human Rights at Manomaniam Sundaranas University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, March, 2011.
  • Delivered Keynote address at National Workshop on Reaching Out to Minorities organised by Orissa Police Academy, 2011
  • Delivered Keynote address at National Workshop on Reaching Out to Minorities organised by Orissa Police Academy, 2010.`
  • Attended Association of Commonwealth Universities Centenary Conference, University of London, 16-18 October, 2013.
  • Attended International Consultation on Freedom of Religion organised by the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, 16-18 September, 2013.
  • Attended International Conference on Comparative Law and Global Common Law, Beijing, China, 27-28 September, 2013.
  • Attended South Asian Conference of SAARC Chief Justices, Bhutan, 24-26 May, 2013.
  • Attended IPEX-2012 Conference on “Monetizing and Managing IP assets for Business Excellence” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) and NALSAR as Knowledge Partner held on July 27-28, 2012 at Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.
  • Participated in the National Consultation on “Waqf Record Management” on July 17, 2012 at India International Centre, New Delhi organised by Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie on July 17, 2012 and presented a paper.
  • Attended Europe- Asia conference on International Minority Rights, organised by European Institute of Minority Rights, Bolzano, Italy, July 5th -25th, 2008.
  • Attended Europe-Asia Exchange Project Workshop on Minority Rights at Kathmandu, Nepal, 15th -25thMay, 2004 organised by European Committee.
  • Attended International Seminar on Comparative Federalism, organised by Institute of Federalism & Regional Government Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 2003.
  • Attended International Seminar on Human Rights in Ethiopia, organised by Ethiopian Civil Service College, September 2002.
  • Attended International Seminar on Constitutional Interpretation, organised by Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 2002.
  • Attended International Seminar on Federalism, organised by Institute of Federal & Regional Government Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 2001.
  • Attended 27th Session of International Center of Human Rights Teaching for University Teacher’s organised by International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France and sponsored by European Union & UNESCO, August 1999.
  • Attended the 30th Study Session on International Human Rights and Civil Society organised by International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France and sponsored by European Union & UNESCO, from July 5th - 30th 1999
  • 8th WAMY International Conference on Contemporary Challenges to the Muslim Youth, Amman, Jordan September 19 - 23, 1998.
  • Asian Consultation on Human Rights, Bangkok, Thailand, organised by Christian Conference of Asia, Hong Kong, August, 8 – 10.
  • International Consultation on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, organised by World Council of Churches, July 5 - 9, 1998.
  • International Conference on Legal Challenges of 21st Century, Brockport, New York, United States of America, 1997.
  • Asian Consultation on "Religious Pluralism", organised by Council of Malaysian Churches & Sponsored by Christian Conference of Asia, Hong Kong, Petlin Jaya, Malaysia, 8th - 15th September 1995.
  • South Asian Consultation on "Draft Asian Charter of Human Rights", organised by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong at Piliyandala, Sir Lanka, 1995.

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