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First Indian professor to present ‘Antitrust’ research at NYU

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New Delhi: An assistant professor at Haryana’s Jindal Global Law School has been selected by the American Bar Association and the New York University (NYU) to present his research at the prestigious ‘2016 Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference’, to be held in New York next month.

Professor Avirup Bose will present his research on ‘Institutional Design of India’s Competition Law’ as a discussant at the NYU School of Law on January 22, a university statement said.

Prof Eleanor Fox, one of the most celebrated antitrust scholars of the world will be critiquing Prof. Bose’s research work.

He is the first Indian antitrust scholar who has been selected to represent his research at the conference.

“I am honoured to have been selected, especially being the first Indian to be on this prestigious list. There is a paucity of serious antitrust scholarship coming out of India and I am glad to make a small contribution,” Bose said.

The conference hosts the brightest young minds in the antitrust (competition law) scholarship marking out those who display a promise to be a part of the next generation of leading antitrust scholars.

Avirup holds law degrees from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and the Harvard Law School. (IANS) (image courtesy: googleknolumeshpandit.files.wordpress.com)

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Supporting JNU students, Indian-American students protest in US

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New York: Expressing their solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who were arrested in a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy, students from two US Universities expressed their concern. They gathered at Washington Square Park showing their support.

Students, including Indian-Americans, from New York University (NYU) and the Cooper Union college in New York, gathered at Washington Square Park to support JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar and other students who were arrested on sedition charges last month, the Washington Square News newspaper reported on Monday.

An Indian-American student said during the protest that the primary purpose of the event was to raise awareness about Kumar’s arrest.

“[Kumar] was arrested for making these comments against the government, even though he was not actually saying anything against the government, he was just having this poetry reading,” Anjana Sreedhar said.

“We are protesting against the fact that he was arrested under the sedition law which is very antiquated and very outdated,” Sreedhar added.

Sreedhar, along with several other students read English transcripts of Kumar’s speech during the poetry reading and asked if his words warranted arrest. They also encouraged passersby and attendees to attend a forum discussion at the Cooper Union next week.

A student activist at the NYU Sumathy Kumar said she attended the rally because she wants to show her support to the JNU students who were “beaten and arrested and so much violence was being committed against them just for speaking out”.

“I am an activist, and I think we take it for granted sometimes that we have the right to dissent and that home where my parents are from and where I call my ancestors are from, they are not allowed to dissent,” Kumar said.

Anthropology professor Tejaswini Ganti said that she was glad students were voicing support for JNU’s students and that universities should be an open forum for all opinions – even those that dissent against the governing party.(IANS)