Bangalore, October 14 2018:Banasthali Vidyapith recently organized an International Moot Court Competition on Energy Laws, 2018 in association with For the Global recognition of Energy as Fundamental Right, organised in association with Trans India Law Associates (TILA) & DGEF. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun was declared winner.
The Banasthali resolution was passed to recommend inclusion of “Right to Energy” as fundamental right to be incorporated in all the constitutions of the World & as a Human Right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Raj Singh Niranjan, Energy Law Expert, Founder-TILA & Legal Advisor International Solar Alliance (ISA), emphasized the “Right to Energy as Fundamental Right”.
Leading Supreme Court advocate K.T.S. Tulsi addressed the gathering.
BANASTHALI RESOLUTION to recommend inclusion of RIGHT TO ENERGY as FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to be incorporated in all the Constitutions of the World & as a HUMAN RIGHT in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On 2nd of October, 2018 which marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Judges and Teams of TILA International Moot Court Competition on Energy Laws (TIMCCE) hereby recognize energy as a basic human right and are signing this resolution to recommend “Right to Energy” as a basic enforceable human right.
Recognizing that after Food, Water and Shelter the 4th element of basic necessity is Energy (Urja). It is a key indicator of development of the nation. With more than One Billion sisters & brothers deprived of electricity and more than 3 billion having no access to clean fuel and technology, there is widespread energy poverty across the world.
Recalling that Mahatma Gandhi said that “when you do something, always consider what its effect is going to be on the last person”
Affirming the above vision of Mahatma Gandhi & we acknowledge the mission of Sh Raj Singh Niranjan to campaign for Right to Energy to be included as a fundamental human right of all persons and hereby conceive it.
The objective of this resolution is to sensitize the community about the necessity for Energy Revolution similar to Green Revolution and Industrial Revolution across the globe in order to remove the curse of energy poverty, consequently improving standard of living of masses and encouraging sustainable energy for all.
All of us hereby agree with consensus on including right to energy as fundamental human right and pledge to take this movement forward in any/every capacity we can.