CfP: Conference on Article 370 and 371 of Indian Constitution @ MCL, Ghaziabad [March 30]: Submit by March 24

About the College

MCL set up under the aegis of Ganesh Shiksha Samiti, a registered non-profit body; the Modern College of Law has been established in 2004. The college is located in a sprawling campus at Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad at a compatible distance of 10 Km from Delhi.

About the Conference

Modern College of Law (MCL), Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad with the Assistance of Moot Court Association, MCL organizing a conference on “Comparative Analysis of Article 370 & 371 of Indian Constitution: Whether Genesis of Article 370 created Inequality in India”

J&K is the most burning issue which needs to be solved but is pending for 60 years of independence due to some mistakes committed by the politician between time span of 1947-1953.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) from its formation stayed in controversies and hence is in political turmoil.

After all these years, the common man of J&K has suffered the most from political, ideological and economic amid other things.

Article 370 of the Constitution of India has remained in force for nearly six decades. Even in 2019, the position has not changed for betterment.

When India and Pakistan gained their independence. Jammu and Kashmir remained independent from the India and Pakistan. Maharaja Hari Singh (former ruler of J&K) signed a standstill agreement with Pakistan where India declined to sign the agreement.

Though, in October 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah sent Pakistani Muslim tribes to attack Maharaja Hari Singh and the people of J&K.

In order to defend his state, Maharaja Hari Singh chose to accede J&K to India and that’s how Article 370 was incorporated.

Article 370 of the Indian Constitution deals with the special status given to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

It provides a fairly high degree of autonomy to the state, enables the state to have its own constitution (unique in an Indian context) which permits the state to give some special privileges to its “permanent residents”. One such special privilege is that only a permanent resident can buy land in the state and citizens from other Indian states face some restrictions.

Article 370 in part XXI of the constitution of India provides special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The special status provided the state with considerable autonomy and most of the decision was taken by center and in consent with the wishes of the state government, excluding external affairs, defence, communications and ancillary matters.

Date: 30th March 2019, Saturday

Venue: Seminar Hall, MCL

Timing: 10:00 am onwards

Call for Papers & Themes for the Conference

Papers are invited on the following Sub-Themes

  • Art-370 of The Constitution of India: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Relevancy of Article 370 of The Constitution of India in the present scenario.
  • Political agenda regarding amendment in Article-370 but not in Article 371 and its subsection.
  • Pros and Cons of Art-370 of The Constitution of India for the People of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Comparative discussion on Art-370 and Art-371 of The Constitution of India
  • Analysis of special provision of various States with Jammu and Kashmir
  • Special Relationship of Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India.
  • Constitutional Status of Art-35A of the Constitution of J&K and 370 of The Constitution of India

Note: The said themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to working on any topic related to the above mentioned theme(s).

Procedure for Submission of Abstracts

Abstract (of about 250 words) should be sent as an attachment in a word file. Abstracts will be peered reviewed before they are accepted. The following information, in the given format, should be sent along with the Abstract:

  • Name of the Participant
  • Official Designation/Institution Details (if any)
  • Address and Email id
  • Title of Abstract
  • Abstract
  • Name and details of Co-author, if any.

The subject line of Email should read as ‘Abstract Submission for National Seminar’.

How to apply?

Interested participants may submit a soft copy of the abstracts and full papers to the organizing committee on the following email address mootcourtassociationmcl[at]


Registration Fee for Presentation/Participation of Paper

Faculties/Professionals/Research Scholars/Students/Others: Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred).

There will be a separate registration for a co-author.

Important Dates
  • Submission of Abstract: 24th March 2019.
  • Confirmation of Abstract selection: 26th March 2019.
  • Submission of the Draft Paper: 28th March 2019.
  • Registration: On the spot registration available.
  • Seminar Date: 30th March 2019 (Saturday).

For any queries email atmootcourtassociationmcl[at]

Mr. Pradip Kumar Kashyap (Asst. Prof.) Convener – 08802437640.

Mr. Ankur Gupta (HOD) In-charge of Moot Court Association, MCL – 09711149736.

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