30-Mar-2015: The first ever Sir Syed National Moot Court Competition (SSNMCC), organized by Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University concluded here.
Debating on a moot problem of a property suit, the team of speakers Eti Sinha and Abhijit Arvind along with researcher Md Aadil Ali Nomani of KIIT Law School, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha won the competition while a team of speakers Vishal Singhal and Raveena Verma with researcher Aditi Singh of University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Govind Singh Inderprashtha University, New Delhi were the runners up.
Addressing the student law community present in the Moot Court hall as 'prospective colleagues', the Chief Guest of the event Justice R D Khare (sitting Judge, Allahabad High Court) explained that firstly, he is a Bar member and a Judge later and many students present in the moot court will be his colleagues as future Bar members.
Urging students to take up litigation career over corporate sector, Justice Khare said that litigation career give opportunities to serve mankind by striving for justice.
He also said that it was very hard and difficult to judge the best team in the Moot Competition as the winners and runners up had a difference of very less margin in between them.
Presiding over the event, Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) congratulated the winners and participants and said that he was very impressed by the skills of the participating teams.
"It reminded me of a real Court," said General Shah. He urged students to opt for the legal profession for honor and glory and not money. He also requested the Moot Court participants coming from various universities to take the message that AMU is a modern and secular center of higher learning.
Aligarh Muslim University Pro Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (retd) graced the occasion with his presence and insightful remarks as the Guest of Honour.
He said, "it has been a wonderful sitting; I saw how every word was so beautifully articulated and as a lawyer one must have 'knowledge' and 'the art of articulation'."
Congratulating the participating and the organizing teams, Brigadier Ali encouraged students to join Bars after completing their course instead of looking future in the Corporate Sectors as most of the Judges and great politicians came from the Bar.
He also urged students to read in between the lines of Acts of Law before interpreting them as there can be many interpretations of various Acts.
Delivering the welcome address, the Dean, Faculty of Law and the Director of the event, Professor Iqbal Ali Khan said that this Moot Court experience will make students understand
Proceedings of actual court hearings and help them master the art of persuasion and presentation of court cases. He also said that lawyers have one of the most difficult tasks of providing justice and they need to act responsibly while in the court.
The Convener of the event, Dr Javaid Talib delivered a vote of thanks to the dignitaries and expressed best wishes to the participants. He thanked Justice R D Khare for accepting the invitation and General Shah and Brigadier Ali for making the Moot Court Competition happen.
Professor Shakeel Samdani who attended the event as the media in charge said, "24 teams from various Law colleges and universities from all over the country participated in the Moot Competition and all the team members appreciated the efforts of Faculty of Law and University administration in organizing the event."
Eminent legal practitioners from different High Courts such as former AMU Law Faculty Dean, Prof Zakaria Siddiqui, Advocate Mr T Islam and Advocate Mr A B N Tripathi also graced the occasion with their presence.
Organizing Secretary, Dr Mohammad Tariq announced the result and congratulated the participants.
Besides the Winner and the Runners Up prizes, the Consolation prize was bagged by the Faculty of Law, Allahabad University, Allahabad. Mr Balu Dinesh of Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram won the Best Mooter Award and the Best Researcher award was won by Ms Anmol Maheshwari of Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of Law, Subharti University, Meerut.
Related PicturesJustice R. D. Khare giving away Winner's Trophy to the winning team
AMU Vice Chancellor giving away trophy to Runer team of Moor Court competition