SEMINARS ACTIVITIES

STATE LEVEL SEMINAR- 2015-2016

Activity Info

One Day State Level Seminar was organized on “ Role of Police in the Criminal Administration of Justice in Light of Violation of Human Rights” on 23rd January 2016

THEME OF THE SEMINAR:

Role of Police, Prosecution & Judicial system has its deep impact on the Administration of Criminal Justice System. The term 'Police' broadly connotes the purposeful maintenance of public order and protection of persons & property from the hazards of public disorder and the commission of unlawful acts. The police are primarily concern with the control of crime & the maintenance of law & order. Therefore it plays a vital role in Criminal Justice System including crime control. The police are duty bound to protect the public against physical danger, rescue lives, regulate traffic and preserve law and order in the streets and public places. Hence the police have special responsibility under various Statutes and Rules there under to treat the people with care and caution. It is prime responsibility of police to make all needful for the effective control of offences. It needs effective investigation on the part of police. It is general belief that the main difficulties in ensuring speedy, effective and fair investigation of offences are excessive workload due to inadequacy of manpower and long working hours even on holidays and the absence of shift system; non co-operative attitude of the public at large; directing police for other tasks which are not a part of police functions; inadequacy of logistical and forensic back up support; inadequacy of trained investigating personnel which affects caliber of police; lack of coordination with other sub-system of the Criminal Justice System in crime prevention, control and search for truth; distrust of the laws and courts, political and executive interference.

Hence the root cause is unreformed or neglected police organizations, if this is taken care of then there can be effective crime control. Article 246 of the Constitution of India places the police, public order, courts, prisons, reformatories, and their allied institutions in the State List. Article 32 and 226 of the Indian Constitution empower the Supreme Court and High Courts respectively to activate watch-dogs to protect the violation of fundamental rights of the citizens. Besides, the judicial powers of High Courts include violation of any right of a person by the executive including police. Article 20,21and 22 of the Constitution also provide safeguard against right to life and liberty of the human beings and for adopting procedure for action according to procedure established by law & right against illegal detention.

Objectives

1. To Find Out the measures of Protection of Human Rights in the area of

A. Women 
B. Children 
C. Minorities
D. Eunuchs 
E. Aged Person 
F. Indigent Person
G. Accused Person 
H. Disabled Person 
I. Victim

2. To make aware the public about rights, duties. Functions and Accountability of Police.

3. To assess the sufficiency and efficacy of legislative & judicial efforts in violation of human rights by the police.

4. To study the gap between law in books and law in action.

5. To facilitate the meeting of Law teachers. Members of legal profession. Police Dept, Human Right Activist, Journalist, NGOs, Research Scholars, Law students on one platform to enable them to experience the academic & research interactions on the theme.

Resource Persons

Sr. No. Speaker Topic
1 Mr. Nawal Bajaj
(Director, Maharashtra Police Training Academy)
Role of Police in Criminal Administration System: Issues and challenges.
2 Dr. Mrs. Asmita A. Vaidya
(Principal NBT law College Nashik)
Human Rights and Policing
3 Dr. Shreedhar V Mundhe
(Asst. Prof. Department of Law Mumbai)
Police Brutality and Accountability in India.
3 Dr. Mrs. Sandhya Gadak
(Principal MVP Law College Nashik)
Chairman of the session for paper presentaion

Almost 100 above were the spectators for the said function , participants have come from various places from state of Maharashtra, like Chandrapur, Nagpur, Pune, Ahmednagar , Nandurbar, Mumbai, Nanded, Aurangabad and Nashik.