Aligarh: The Law Society, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organized an online extension lecture on ‘Law Relating to Bail in India: An Analysis and Overview’.
Legal experts in their lectures discussed the concept of bail as an integral part of the criminal jurisprudence, provisions for the grant of bail and discretionary powers regarding the amount of security that needs to be vested in the court among other subjects.
In the presidential address, Prof Shakeel Ahmed Samdani, Dean, Faculty of Law laid emphasis on human rights of offenders and right to life with personal liberality under Article 21 of the Constitution.
Highlighting facts and circumstances leading to bail, Prof Samdani delineated difficulties faced by judges. “Judges keep a balance between rights of the accused and the demand of justice,” said Prof Samdani. He applauded the Supreme Court’s effort to increase the number of judges to reduce pendency of cases.
Delivering the keynote address, AMU alumnus and Supreme Court lawyer, Mr Shariq Ahmed explained essential points related to bail in India and recent judgments of the Supreme Court such as Data Ram Singh vs State of Uttar Pradesh and Sanjay Chandra vs Central Bureau of Investigation.
He discussed important legal processes in the sanction of bail, justice, public safety and concerns of society.
Mr Shariq also spoke on the historical background of bail in India and answered queries of the participants in an interactive session.
Prof Hashmat Ali gave the introductory remarks and discussed the changing aspects of bail.
Abdullah Samdani, Secretary, Law Society moderated the lecture and Samra Hashim, Joint Secretary, Law Society introduced the guests to the participants.
Academicians, judges, lawyers, research scholars and students from various universities including AMU centres in Murshidabad and Malapuram attended the online lecture.