Edunation online’s 1st National Moot Court Competition 2021

MOOT PROBLEM

Anjali was a 25 year old girl who was working as a professor in
Queensland College, in the state of Palmgrove. She got into a relationship
with Aneesh a professor from the same college. He was 27 years old.
Aneesh was a rich guy but Anjali belonged to a middle class family. Anjali
introduced Aneesh to her parents and they agreed to get her married to him
and they both tied knot as per the Hindu rites on January 15, 2020. Anjali
moved to Aneesh’s place after the marriage.
Anjali and Aneesh both lived a happy and peaceful life together until her
first child. When she gave birth to her daughter Girija, Aneesh’s mother
started to constantly insult and taunt Anjali for being brought up in a poor
family and coming and living with his son and ruining their money and
lifestyle. Ankita (Mother-in-law) of Anjali blamed her for the business loss
which occurred after Anjali entered the family. She stated her to be as a
sign of bad luck because of which they had huge loss in their business
which later had to be shut down due to immense debt of the company.
Ankita told her daughter-in-law to get a some of 20 lakhs from her parents.
Anjali was very much frustrated and depressed. Later, Aneesh started to
drink a lot a started to insult his wife for being born in a family of beggar.
Anjali after all these insults in one such occasion slit her wrists but was
later saved by her sister-in-law.
Ankita took her to the psychiatrist and the physician prescribed some
medicines to be taken and also told her to go and stay in her parents house
for some time. Later she gave birth to a second child named Sita. This
ruined her lifestyle even more as she was insulted and beaten physically
also many times by her husband due to financial crises.

On February 8, 2021 few neighbours saw Anjali running from her in laws
house with fire in her dhupatta and she fell on the road and few passerby
quenched the fire. She was succumbed to 90% of burn injuries. Her
mother-in-law stated to the neighbours that Anjali was mentally ill and
didn’t know what she was upto and also stated that Anjali ruined the
happiness of her son Aneesh. Anjali was taken to the Hospital and before
the Sub Inspector of Police and few doctors she gave her dying declaration
which mentioned her mother-in-law was the one who set her on fire and
also stated she was tortured physically by her husband. She died 2 hours
later after the statement.
Ankita and Aneesh were arrested and taken before the trial court. The court
gave the order in favour of Anjali and sentenced them under sections 302,
304B and 306 of the Mangalore Penal Code. Aneesh appealed to the High
court. The High Court of Palmgrove as listed to hear the matter on 29 th
May, 2021 on the following issues:

  1. Whether the appeal filed by Ankita and Aneesh is maintainable or
    not?
  2. Whether the accused Ankita and Aneesh were liable for dowry death
    as per section 304B of MPC?
  3. Whether the accused Ankita and Aneesh were liable for murder as
    per section 302 of MPC?
  4. Whether the accused Ankita and Aneesh were liable for abetment of
    suicide as per section 306 of MPC?
    Note:
     The laws of Mangalore are pari materia to the laws of India.

 The participants are required to stick onto these issues framed and
to frame their arguments for both the sides.
 The issues can be interchanged according to the wishes of the
teams.
RULES OF THE COMPETITION:
Eligibility-
All the law students from recognised law institutes can take part in this
competition. There is no bar on the number of teams from a particular
college, however there is a total cap of 40 teams.
Team composition-
This competition is strictly a 2 member competition. It cannot be altered at
any circumstances.
Language and dress code-
The language of the moot competition shall be held in English and no other
vernacular languages shall be entertained.

  1. For boys the dress code is black suit, white shirt and tie.
  2. For girls the dress code is black suit, white shirt.
    Registration-
    Teams may register for the competition by copying & opening this link in
    your web browser:
    https://forms.gle/q19yptumzQsJRA7a7
    Each team shall pay an amount of 500 rupees and shall send the screenshot
    of the payment to edunationonline20@gmail.com. On successful

registration and submission of screenshot the team will get a confirmation
mail.
The last day for registration is May 20, 2021 till 11.59pm. Kindly note that
teams which register for the competition and later withdraw from the
competition due to some circumstances, their money will not be refunded
at any cost.

Mode of registration-
Bank Account Transfer:
A/C Name- Emi Grace Mary Gowshika
A/C Number- 50100276642736 (Nungambakkam High Road Branch)
IFSC Code: HDFC0000082
Payment Receipt Screenshot must be uploaded in the Registration form to
Proceed for Registration.
Dates of competition and allocation of lots-
The competition shall be held virtually due to the covid situation. The
competition will be held on 29 and 30 th May, 2021. The sides will be
allocated on 28 th May, 2021.
Rounds of the competition-
The competition shall consist of 2 rounds namely, the prelims and finals.
The preliminary round will be conducted as video recorded version. Each
team will be given a maximum of 20 minutes for preliminary round, in
which one speaker shall not talk for more than 12 minutes. The recorded

video should be mailed to us at edunationonline20@gmail.com on 29 th
May, 2021 on or before 6pm. The results will be declared on 30 th May,
2021 at 10am. The 2 teams which qualify for the finals will have their final
rounds on 30 th May, 2021, followed by Valedictory function.
Note- there is no researchers test in this competition. The results and
scoring will be the judges decision which cannot be disputed at any
stage.
Memorial submission format-
 Each team shall submit the memorial for both the sides namely the
petitioner/ plaintiff/ appellant and respondent/ defendant.
 The memorial shall not exceed 30 pages including the front page.
Each extra page after 30 will have a deduction of 2 marks.
 The copies submitted to the organising committee shall not be
returned to the participants under any circumstances.
 The last date for memorial submission is 26 th May, 2021 till
11.59pm, no extra time will be given. Teams submitting after the
prescribed time limit and date will be disqualified.
 Memorials must be typed and submitted on standard A4 size paper.
 Font and size of the text of all parts of the memorial (excluding
footnotes) must be the same and must be in Times New Roman 12
font size. The headings should be in font size 14 and the footnotes
must be font size 10.
 The texts of all parts of each memorial must be double-spaced, with
one inch margin on both sides.
 The memorial should be submitted both in doc and pdf format.

 Each page except the front page must be numbered in the bottom
middle.
 Memorial on behalf of petitioner or respondent must be mentioned in
each page on the top middle.
 Cover page of the memorials: blue for plaintiff/ petitioner/ appellant
and red for respondent/ defendant.
 The memorial shall consist of the following parts:
I. Front page
II. Table of contents
III. Index of authorities
IV. Statement of jurisdiction
V. Summary of facts (not exceeding 2 pages)
VI. Statement of issues
VII. Summary of arguments (not exceeding 2 pages)
VIII. Arguments advanced
IX. Prayer
Assessment of memorial-
Judging criteria Marks allotted
Knowledge of law and fact 20
Interpretation of law and
application

20

Research 20
Concept clarity 20
Language, grammar, style and
citation sources

20

Evaluation of prelims to finals-
I. Both the memorial marks and the speaker marks for the prelims will
be added and taken into consideration for qualifying the team to
finals.
II. Make sure that the video is taken with utmost clarity and sound
effects.
III. Make sure that the background should be plain without any
representations.
IV. Each team will have 40 minutes to present their arguments for
finals.
V. Draw of lots for finals will take place at 11am.
VI. Timing for final round- 3pm.
Awards-
 Winner- 2000 rupees + merit certificate
 Runners up- 1000 rupees + merit certificate
 Best memorial- 1000 rupees
 All participants will get a participation certificate
Important dates-
 Last date for registration- 20 th May, 2021
 Last date for seeking clarification- 17 th May, 2021
 Release of clarification- 19 th May, 2021
 Submission of memorial- 26 th May, 2021
 Submission of recorded video- 29 th May, 2021 (before 6pm)
 Finals (google meet)- 30 th May, 2021

Contact-
Phone number- 8148137892, 9080916238, 9171834503.
Mail id- edunationonline20@gmail.com

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