By Prof. Saima Saeed
Hony. Deputy Media Coordinator
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi invites you to a special lecture on ĹFreedom of Religion, Secularism and the ĹHaji Aliĺ Verdictĺáon October 24, 2016 at the FTK-CIT Auditorium at 11:30 am. The lecture will be delivered byáProfessor Faizan Mustafa, Professor of Law & Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.
The lecture will specifically deal with the Bombay High Courtĺs recently pronounced judgment in ĹHaji Aliĺ Case allowing women to enter the inner sanctum ofáHaji Aliáshrine. Touching upon a brief account of Ĺessential practicesĺ in religion and Ĺessentiality testĺ evolved by the judiciary; the lecture will provide insights into the concepts of secularism and freedom of religion in keeping with the Indian Constitution.
Prof. Faizan Mustafa is a senior law teacher and is presently the Vice- Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, a top law university of the country. He was the Founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Orissa.
Prof. Mustafa is also Advisor to National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam. Known for his institution-building abilities and democratic leadership, he was also the founder director of KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar where he experimented with a novel B.Sc. LL.B course with six papers in Biotechnology and three in Environmental Science to cater to the needs of Patent law. Earlier he has also served as Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University where he introduced courses like IPR Law, Human Rights Law and Tourism Laws.
He has written eight books and contributed more than 150 articles. He was also one of the contributors to the famousáEncyclopedia of Legal Historyápublished by the Oxford University Press. Recently he was conferred the SAARCĺs Best Law Teacher Award.
Please contact Prof. Nuzhat Parveen Khan, Dean, Faculty of Law, JMI, New Delhi and Mohd Owais Farooqui, Faculty of Law (Mob. 8506985236) for more information on the invited lecture.