The NLU Assam Chapter of the National Constitution Society hosted the first of the ‘Supreme Court in the Classroom’ series on the 26th of February, 2020. In order to facilitate the Chapter to critically engage with constitutional values, a discussion around the Supreme Court’s landmark judgement in Shakti Vahini v. Union of India was held. The judgment highlighted the social issue of honour killing; drawing a close nexus between the social fabric and the legal framework of India. The interactive session was led by Mr Himangshu Ranjan Nath (Asst. Prof. of Law, NLU Assam).
Prof. Dr J. S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor of NLU Assam, was the Chief Guest and he highlighted the principles of Constitutionalism vis-à-vis Indian jurisprudence and the need to critically engage with the Indian Constitution and its values.
The plenary NCS meeting began with an introduction to CLPR and the NCS network by Deepika Nandagudi Srinivasa (2nd Year Student, NLU Assam). Jayna Kothari’s (Senior Advocate and Executive Director of CLPR) welcome speech in the First NCS Convention was also screened to the gathering.