Webinar on Constitutionality of Electoral Bonds in India by Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad [April 16, 3-4 PM]: Register Now!

Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad is a centre organising a Webinar on “Constitutionality of Electoral Bonds in India” on 16th April 2021 (Friday) to learn more about this topic.

About the Organization

The concept of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’.

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad was established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.

About the Centre

Centre for Research in Public Policy and Law (CRPPL) of Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad is concerned with establishing a concrete research paradigm within our university, and largely, within the socio-legal community. From conducting Socratic dialogues to undertaking inter-disciplinary research, the Centre seeks to engage in stimulating conversations and analyses, which result in an informed understanding of various issues ranging from citizenship to free speech.

The Centre seeks to achieve its aims and objectives by conducting various workshops, panel discussions, competitions and undertaking research projects. In its past academic years, CRPPL has conducted a range of activities like Socratic dialogue on pressing issues; holding a panel discussion and drafting recommendation over social security code which was submitted to the Ministry of Labour and Employment; a national level workshop on election laws in India etc.

About the Webinar

The Constitutionality of Electoral bond is a topic of debate in the present times. The Electoral bonds scheme introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 allows an individual or any “artificial judicial person” to purchase Electoral bonds and donate to the political parties of their choice.

The scheme promises the anonymity of the donor. There have been arguments that this feature is against the right to freedom of the voters under Article 19(1)(a). The phrase “Right to know” indicates that the voters should have the right to receive information’s disclosing campaign contributions and to know the correct position of the parties they want to support.

The Electoral bond scheme is argued to be unconstitutional as it can give rise to corruption and illegality. However, the Supreme court has not yet decided on the constitutional validity of the electoral bonds. Keeping the academic interests of the students in mind, The Centre is organizing a Webinar on “Constitutionality of Electoral Bonds in India” on 16th April 2021 (Friday) to learn more about this topic.

About Resource Person

Prashant Padmanabhan has been in legal practice for the last two decades. He is an Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India. He has been writing and talking extensively on contemporary legal and social legal issues in universities, lawyer forums, television channels and other public platforms. He, as an advocate on record, has assisted senior advocate Ms. Indira Jaising in the Sabarimala case for the side supporting women entry at Sabarimala.

He has published several pieces on the importance of judiciary and general pieces of jurisprudence. He has also participated in several channel debates on issues like Sabarimala, implementation of Supreme court judgement in the church case, 377 judgement, etc.

He has opined on contemporary issues such as Sabarimala judgement and the Ayodhya judgement, as well on issues in the rest of the world, such as the matters relating to the US Judiciary. He has adjudged national moots and participated in several engaging debates on current issues.


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

Registration Details

Register for the webinar through the link given here: https://surveyheart.com/form/606d71f31c0c1a340be872e3

The last date of registration is 15th April 2021

Fee Details

The webinar is free and no fee is required to attend.


The same shall be notified after registration

Important Dates

Date of Event: 16th April 2021

Time of Event: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (IST)


Certificates of participation will be provided to the attendees.

Contact Details

Ms. Shobhna Lochan: +91 8011002249

Ms. Smriti Rao: +91 8885559898

Email: crppl[at]slsh.edu.in

Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad Webinar

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