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Webinar on Police Reforms: Retrospection of the Prakash Singh Judgment

Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Hyderabad is going to organizing a webinar on "Police Reforms: Retrospection of the Prakash Singh Judgment".

Date: 9th January, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. onwards

About the Webinar:
The Police Act was enacted in 1861. Since then, it has undergone very few reforms despite several recommendations from commissions. The judgement of Prakash Singh Vs. Union of India had proved to be a milestone as it suggested several reforms such as appointing a State Security Commission, Selection and minimum tenure of DGP, Separation of investigation, Police Establishment Board, Police Complaints Authority and National Security Commission.

Keeping in mind the recent cases of police brutality that we as a nation have witnessed, the most recent one being the Jayaraj and Fenix case, it is the need of the hour to implement these reforms. The webinar aims to analyse these reforms as well as give a fresh perspective in the workings of the police force.

The webinar is open to all interested participants, students, lawyers, and law enthusiasts.

About the Speaker:
The speaker for the webinar is Mr. Prakash Singh. He is a retired Indian Police Service officer, who rose to the highest rank of Director General of Police (DGP). He has served as Chief of the Border Security Force (BSF), Uttar Pradesh Police and Assam Police. The Government of India, in recognition of his contribution to national security, awarded him the 'Padmashri' in 1991.

He is well-recognised for his role as a key architect for Police reforms in India. After his retirement from service in 1996, he filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India. The landmark verdict of the PIL came in 2006, in which the Supreme Court has issued specific directions to the central and state governments to carry out structural changes in the workings of the police in order to safeguard them from external pressures and to make them accountable to the people. He is also a prolific writer and has authored 6 books.

Registration Fees:
The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.

Registration Form:

Important Dates:

Last date for Registration: 7th January, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
Date and time of Event: 9th January, 2021 (3 p.m. onwards)

Ms. Adithi S.
Phone: +91-9188031132

Mr. Kevin Jayaraj
Phone: +91-8695713397

Ms. Nivetha Ravikumar
Phone: +91-7993408848


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