“Practicing law should be treated as profession of getting justice not business”: Former Acting Chief Justice S.S Saron

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh wins 2nd National Moot Court Competition 2017 organized by University Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh University Gharuan. On the 2nd day of the National Moot Court Competition, AMU, Aligarh beat CPJ Law School, Delhi in the final round and bagged a cash prize of Rs.75000 along with the winning trophy, while Urooj Afreen from AMU, Aligarh bagged the best speaker award. Justice S.S Saron, Former Acting Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court presided over the final round & closing ceremony and honored the winners. Dr. Balram K. Gupta, Director (Academic), Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Advocate Pawan Mutneja, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University graced the occasion as the Guest of Honors. More than 40 teams from premier Law institutions all over India participated during the 2nd National Moot court competition at Chandigarh University.

Earlier during the second day of the National Moot court competition, 4 teams battled out in the semifinal round where each team were given a proposition to prepare a case regarding matrimonial, maintenance for women and adoption of child by single parent. Based upon the judgement given by the bench comprising of V.K Gupta, Chairperson, Permanent Lok Adalat, Chandigarh, Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh and Vikas Chatrath, Senior Advocate, P&H High Court.

Winning team Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh comprising of Aakash Singh, Urooj Afreen & Aditi Chauhan presented their case as an respondent while the runner up team Chandarprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies & School of Law, Delhi comprising of Kashish Bajaj, Mohd. Faizan & Ayaz Ahmed presented their case as a petitioner.

While addressing the Law students from all across the India during the closing ceremony of the event Justice S.S Saron said,” Practicing law should be treated as a profession to get justice for the aggrieved parties and it should not be considered as a business”. It is a profession which aims to create a balance in the society for the underprivileged, weaker section of the society so as to create a social balance in the country, he added. While advising the new generations of Law professionals Justice Sharon said,” The students should possess deep knowledge of every law and acts so that the party which is trusting them in the judicial process should get a fair trial”.

While congratulating the winning team Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said,” It is important for the students to understand the practical aspects of their chosen field and such National level competitions contribute in enhancing the learning approach & adds value to their academics”.