Vice Chancellor GS Bajpai said that the National Law University (NLU) – Delhi has been invited to give a presentation before the Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs on three criminal laws.
Professor Bajpai was speaking at the 10th NLU-Delhi Conference on Saturday when 84 and 78 students from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, respectively, were awarded law degrees. Five doctoral degrees were also awarded at the ceremony.
“NLU-Delhi, through the Criminal Law Reform Commission (CRCL), has spearheaded the ongoing criminal law reforms. Incidentally, I had the good fortune to be the convener of the committee. It is encouraging to note that many of the progressive provisions in the recently introduced bills He added, “We have also been invited to make a presentation before the recently formed Joint Parliamentary Committee on the subject of amended laws.”
The three new criminal laws – the Bharatiya Nayaya Sanhita (BNS) Bill 2023, the Bharatiya Nayaya Sanhita (BNSS) Bill 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya (BS) Bill 2023 – will replace Indian Penal Code, 1860, Criminal Procedure Act, 1898, and Indian Evidence Act, 1872 respectively. The bills were introduced on August 11 in Parliament and referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs for examination.
Interdisciplinary legal research
Professor Bajpayee emphasized NLU-Delhi’s commitment to interdisciplinary legal research by highlighting the launch of the Ph.D. Degree in Social Sciences. He mentioned how the New Lodge University in Delhi proposed the establishment of a Prime Minister’s Fellowship for law students, in order to bridge the opportunity gap that often plagues the education system. As part of this initiative, 6 fellowships, worth INR 50,000 each per month will be awarded to postgraduate students. Recipients will actively collaborate with various government departments, assisting them in formulating and evaluating policies, and in the process empowering both the students and the Delhi government.
Judge S. said: Ravindra Bhatt, Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Visiting University of New Delhi-Delhi, who delivered the invitation letter: “Studying law is not a means to a lucrative career, but rather a deep commitment to upholding justice to serve society.” community needs and uphold the principles enshrined in our constitution and legal system.
“As someone who has lived through the emergency, I firmly believe that our collective ability to raise critical and honest questions will profoundly shape the society we wish to build. Today, I implore you to have the courage to pursue candid answers, not just comforting answers. It is your generation’s task to preserve and enhance the culture of our constitution.”