The Hindu College Debating Society Premchand Memorial International Parliamentary Debate | 2012
Complete list of motions used in Premchand 2011 Round 1 (Theme: Art and Culture) 1. This house believes that there should be a content rating system for music. 2. This house believes that common people should be allowed to write, paste or paint on public walls in India. 3. This house believes that the Indian censor board should not mandate any cuts in movies that have been awarded an A certificate. Round 2 (Theme: Law and Justice) 1. This house believes that the Government of India should decriminalize dowry 2. House of Rational People of the World believes that inciting hatred against one’s own country should not be a criminal offence. 3. This house will take away the right of a convicted prisoner to appeal before the President Round 3 (Theme: Education) 1. This house believes that the government has no right to intervene in the process of admission to private schools 2. This house will ban moral education in all schools 3. This house will criminalize sustained absenteeism on the part of government school and college teachers. Round 4 (Theme: International Affairs) 1. This house believes that international terrorism has ended up empowering existing state structures. 2. This house believes that diplomats should not enjoy immunity from prosecution in their host country [Country where they are serving]. 3. (Time set 1946) This house believes that in the immediate aftermath of the holocaust and the second world war, a homeland for Jews should be carved out of German territory. Round 5 (Theme: Governance and Policy) 1. This house believes that governments should not maintain a national database of citizens 2. This house believes that affirmative action should be given only to people born of inter caste or inter religious marriages. 3. This house believes that Governments of South Asian countries should run programmes exhorting people to choose their own partners for marriage. Octo Finals (open theme) 1. House of Rational Cricket Lovers believes that a ball pitching outside leg stump should not be exempt from the LBW law. 2. This house believes that in a democratic state it should be mandatory for every college or university to have an elected Students Union. 3. This house believes that in the long term India should not develop a large military industrial complex. Quarter Finals (Theme: Quarter Finals) 1. This house believes that criticism of any religion, including your own, in howsoever terse terms should be permissible. 2. This house believes that asking for votes on the basis of religion does not constitute a violation of secularism 3. This house believes that Ram’s banishment of Sita was in accordance with Rajdharma [rajdharma = duties of a king] Semi Finals (Theme: India) 1. This house believes that the Indian experiment of parliamentary communist parties has failed. 2. This house believes that the Government of India should institute an award for critics of the State. 3. This house believes that after 1947 brown sahibs have replaced white sahibs [open motion] Final House of Rational People believes that the Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to Wikileaks The Motions The Hindu College Debating Society Premchand Memorial International Parliamentary Debate | 2012 Sponsored By