Frank Thakur Das Memorial Debate 2011 at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, India Motions

Round 1

1.             Festivals :  THBT commercialization of festivals is good

2.             Fasting : THW ban religious fasts unto death

3.             Faith: THW use faith based rehabs in prisons.


Round 2

1.            National Anthem:  THW not force children to sing the national anthem in schools


2.            Cultural Societies: THBT cultural societies should tax their members’ earnings.

3.             G.I Joes: THBT parents should not give their children GI Joes and other war toys (tanks, guns, submarines, grenades etc)


Round 3

4.             Bosses / Subordinates:  THBT bosses should be held accountable for corruption activities of their subordinates

5.             Espionage: THW decriminalize corporate espionage

6.             Rashtrapati Bhawan: THW rent rooms in the Rashtrapati Bhawan (president’s residence)


Round 4 – Fictitious Setting

7.             Superheroes :  THBT all individuals with superpowers should be de-powered

8.             Harry Potter: THBT Aurors should be allowed to use all unforgiveable curses at all times

9.             Archies: THBT the makers of Archies should create a homosexual

 Love story.


Round 5

1.            Gujarat :  THW legalize the sale of alcohol at competitive prices in Gujarat

2.            No man Left Behind: THW discard the no man left behind policy

3.            Voter Rights: THW grant voters the right to recall.


Round 6

1.            Illegal Immigrants:  THW grant birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants

2.            Ex-Rebels: THBT ex-rebels should not be integrated into state security forces.

3.            Scientists & Researchers: THBT full time scientists and researchers should not pay tax on their salaries.





1.             Black Money: THW allow citizens to transfer black money into white without the fear of prosecution


2. Lifestyle Choices: THBT the government should restrict lifestyle choices to combat climate change


3. Gender Discrimination: THBT religious bodies should not be allowed to discriminate on the basis of gender.



1.             Material Advancement: THBT material advancement is more important than civil and political rights.


2.             Koreas: THW reunify the Koreas


3.             Islamic Dress: THBT the Arab world should stop selling oil to France until it removes restrictions on Islamic Dress



1.             THBT Democracy is a luxury


2.             THW create an international battlefield (war haven)


3.             THBT a world where lying is impossible would be worse than one where it is possible.

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