To mark the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution, LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for legal, corporate, tax, academic and government markets, recently launched a book titled ‘Minorities Commission 1978-2015-Minor Role in Major Affairs’ at Indian Law Institute.
The book was launched by Naseem Ahmad, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities (NCM).
Others present on the occasion included Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder-President, Amity Group of Universities; former Delhi High Court judge Justice Jaspal Singh and several eminent Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court jurists.
Mr. Ahmad described Professor Tahir Mahmood as an author and teacher of stature who has inspired generations and generations of law students.
“People used to recall him as a person with mettle, a person with deep insights into various legal issues and a person who is wholly committed to the cause of law,” Ahmad added.
On the book, he said, Professor. Tahir Mahmood was the right person to author a book on this subject.
“The book in hand is virtually a treatise on the subject covered,” he said
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said the book contained valuable observations, comments and suggestions to help the minority commission work better.
Justice Jaspal Singh said the book presents a story of the rights of a commission. He praised Professor Mahmood as a high self-respecting individual in defending his place with inevitable courage.
Professor Mahmood said there could have been no better day to release the book than the birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar.
Sachin Tripathi, Product Marketing Manager, LexisNexis, said, “This book offers a critical study of the National Commission for Minorities and its working since its establishment in January 1978.