Call for Papers: RGNUL National Seminar on Minorities & Law in India [March 22]; Submit by Feb 27

RGNUL Patiala is organising a National Seminar on Minorities and Law in India: Issues and Challenges on March 22, 2015.

Objectives of the Seminar

i) To provide comprehensive knowledge to the participants regarding the rights of Minorities.

ii) To evaluate the efficacy of the existing laws and policies for the development of minorities.

iii) To broaden the perspective on the rights of the Minorities by interacting with persons from both law and non-law backgrounds.

iv) To enable the participants to develop functional understanding of the working of the National Minority Commission.

v) To increase understanding on key issues related to National as well as International Minority Law and Policies.

vi) To promote networking and sharing of experiences among participants to actively contribute towards the welfare of minorities.

vii) To discuss various legal and social issues and challenges pertaining to minorities in Indian set up.

viii) To suggest changes in policies and amendments in law and implementation mechanism for better protection of minority rights

Call for Papers

Well researched papers on the themes of the Seminar are invited from academicians, research scholars, students, experts and groups involved in amelioration of the status of minorities.

Abstracts of individual paper presentation proposals should be in about 300-500 words.

The participants should include in the abstract, details as to the title, name of author(s), keywords, university /institution, email ID, contact numbers and contact address.

Peer review process will be followed in accepting papers for presentation and the participants shall be intimated.


Full length papers should not exceed 6000 words including endnotes/footnotes/references.

Full length papers should be typed in MS word using Times New Roman Font Size 12 for the text, sub heading font size 13, main heading font size 14, line spacing 1.5.

The Bluebook : A Uniform Style for Citation should be strictly adhered to while submitting full length papers.

Abstracts and full length papers shall emailed at [email protected]. It is proposed to publish the selected research papers in the form of an edited book with ISBN number. Only the full papers submitted before the deadline shall be considered for publication.

Web Conference

The Seminar shall have a web conferencing session for the selected participants.

To avail of the facility, the participant should have submitted the abstract, registration fee and full length paper before the deadline and notified the intention to present the paper through web-conferencing.

Details regarding web conferencing schedule and other details shall be sent separately.

Sub Themes of the Seminar

a. Secularism, Religious Freedoms and Minorities

b. Conceptualizing Secularism · Secularism and Religious Tolerance in India

c. Religious Freedoms of Minorities in India

d. Secularism and Right to Conversion

e. Educational and Cultural Rights of Minorities

f. Educational Rights of Minorities : Social Realities and Law

g. Cultural Rights of Minorities in a Multicultural Society

h. Right to Education and Role of Minority Educational Institutions

i. Girl Education among Minorities

j. Institutional Framework for Emancipation of Minorities

k. National Commission for Minorities : Role, Issues and Challenges

l. Communal Riots and Role of Police

m. Role of State, Governmental and Non Governmental Agencies

n. Role of Judiciary in Protecting Minority Rights

o. Inclusive Development and Minorities

p. Status of Minorities in India : SocioEconomic, Political and Legal Perspectives

q. Empowerment of Minorities : Law and Policy

r. Emancipation of Minorities : Issues and Challenges

s. Impact of Governmental Initiative on the Uplfitment of Minorities


Registration Fee shall be payable in the form of Demand Draft favouring REGISTRAR, RGNUL, Punjab. Abstracts and full length papers shall be sent by email at [email protected]

Hard copy of full length papers shall be submitted at the registration desk on the day of seminar.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee is Rs. 750/- (separately for author and co-author). Only one co-author is allowed. Early Bird Registration (upto 05th March 2015) is Rs. 500/- (each for author and co-author)


Limited accommodation for participants on first come first serve basis is available subject to prior intimation at the time of registration. For details, contact the seminar coordinator.

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: 27th February 2015

Intimation of Acceptance: 02nd March 2015

Early Bird Registration: 05th March 2015

Submission of Full Paper: 15th March 2015

Last Date for Registration and Payment (Rs. 750/-): 15th March 2015

For Details, Contact

Dr. Manoj Sharma- +91 9888016788 Email: [email protected]

The Official Brochure can be accessed HERE.

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