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New Moot Court of USLR, USTM Inaugurated by VC of NLUJAA

Prof. J S Patil, VC, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam inaugurating the new Moot Court of USLR at USTM on 2nd Nov 2019

9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 2nd November 2019: Prof. J S Patil, Vice Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) today inaugurated a new state of the art Moot Court at the University School of Law and Research (USLR), University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) and delivered a talk on “Human Rights and Human Values in the Light of the Constitution”. The inaugural and talk was attended by Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, Dr Mridul Hazarika, former VC of Gauhati University and Principal Advisor to USTM, Dr PK Goswami, VC, USTM apart from faculties and students from USLR and NLUJAA.

Addressing the students, Prof JS Patil said that USTM is an upcoming world class university and the ‘smart and excellent’ moot court at USLR will help students practice and develop mooting skill. He explained the concepts of right duty, liability and power in the context of law. “Without understanding this one cannot understand human rights and values in the light of the Constitution”, he said. He spoke on the Directive Principals of State Policy and it's relation with international human rights instruments for protection of human rights. According to him, the western philosophy is right oriented, whereas eastern philosophy is duty oriented. Human values are not reflected in human rights, they are rather reflected in duties. During his talk, Prof Patil viewed critically on the “Indian content” in the Constitution.

Earlier, making the welcome address, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM appealed to the student community to be ‘performing students’ and said that NLUJAA is the mentor university of USLR, USTM. He said that the recent MoU with the National Law University will help in sharing resources, infrastructure and exchange of faculty and students between the two universities. After the inaugural programme, the USTM Chancellor along with faculties and students of USLR also had an interactive session with the senior students of NLUJAA.

Delivering the vote of thanks, Dr Mridul Hazarika said that it is the need of the hour to link values with business as the world is gradually becoming a “business society”.

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