About the Organiser

University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as a constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-05.

During a short span of time, it has emerged as one of the premier legal Institutes with a unique blend of
tradition and modernity. The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counselling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions and Extension Lectures etc. are a regular feature of the academic calendar of the Institute.

About the Seminar

Elections provide a way to the people to assert their voice, opinion and choose the person whose priorities and ideas matches with them most. Elections ensure that the will of the people is reflected in the elected candidates.

Elections in India are also a platform for the public to voice their resentment against a ruling party. Elections, being a regular exercise, occurring every five years in India, the ruling parties are kept in check and made to consider the demands of the public.

Participation in election process is one of the most important symbol and foundational concept of democracy. If people are allowed to participate in the political process, only then a political system can be described as a Democratic one and for participation voting right is the most effective way to participate in the governance of the nation.

When citizens collectively elect its representatives, it affirms the notion that they govern themselves by free choice. Therefore, it can be opined that the ‘Participation’ is a foundational virtue of democracy.

For years, India has witnessed the conduct of successful elections, peaceful changes of government at the Centre and in the States, people exercising freedom of expression, movement and religion along with the complaints about the motivated agendas for elections, immoral practices during the election campaigns, inequality in representation of certain communities/groups, injustice or non-fulfilment of expectations of various sections of society.

Recently, COVID-Pandemic has given an opportunity for exploring the technological innovations for the conduct of elections and it is yet to be speculated through the eyes of a law student. Social media also poses new challenges to voting patterns in India.

Sub Themes

  • Election Commission; Accountability and challenges
  • Evolution of Suffrage in India: History and Origin
  • Constitutional status of ‘Right to Vote’ in India
  • Shrinking the Public Morality in casting the vote
  • Democracy on ‘Sale’: Exploitation of voting rights
  • Right to negative voting
  • Caste and religion in Democracy
  • Challenges to Indian Democracy
  • Democratization and Inequality
  • Role of Judiciary and Election Commission in protecting the Democracy
  • Online Voting: Exploring the Possibilities through the Blockchain technology
  • Impact of Non-exercise of ‘right to vote’ on Indian Democracy
  • Voting Behaviour in India and Its Determinants
  • Factors influencing the voting preferences of citizens
  • Voting rights of LGBTQ, Prisoners

Any other theme surrounding the main theme of the seminar


Faculty Members/ Academicians/ProfessionalS/ Research Scholars/Students

Registration / Submission Procedure

  • Contributions are invited from the Academicians, researchers, advocates, research scholars and the students from law and social sciences background on the above mentioned theme.
  • Authors of selected abstracts shall be given an opportunity to present their paper during the conference. Registration form and Abstract is to be submitted through Google Form.
  • Full research papers are to be submitted via mail on – righttovote2022seminar@gmail.com.

Guidelines for Full Length Paper Submission:

  • Paper should be original, clear & relevant.

Format and Specifications Required:

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.5 spacing
  • Footnote: Times New Roman, 10pt, 1.0 spacing
  • Alignment: Justified; Sheet: A4 Size with 1″ Margin on all sides
  • Citation style ILI/MLA pattern of footnoting
  • Length Max: 3500-4000 words (Exclusive of footnotes)

Fee details

  • Registration fees for the Faculty Members/ Academicians/Professionals- Rs 500/-
  • Registration fees for Co-Author/ Research Scholars/Students- Rs 250/-
  • No TA/DA shall be provided to paper presenters.
  • Delegates have to arrange their own accommodation.
  • No paper shall be deemed to be read.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Abstract and Registration form submission: – March 15, 2022
  • Acknowledgement of Selection of Abstracts- March 18, 2022
  • Last Date for Full Length Research Paper submission: – March 26, 2022
  • Date of the seminar- March 29, 2022


Contact details

Student Secretaries:

  • Jaideep Singh Lalli: +919915919977
  • Abhishek Bindal: +918360239715
  • Nirupam Kaur: +918146099333

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