Results of the 15th All Asian Intervarsity Debating Championships hosted by North South University, Dhaka
Winners: NLS Bangalore 1 (Yaman Verma, Aditya Verma, Uttara Gharpure)
Runners-up: NLS Bangalore 3 (Vipul Nanda, Ameya Kilara, Aditya Bandopadhyaya)
NLS Bangalore 3 bt LUMS Lahore 1 (4-3),
NLS Bangalore 1 bt NLS Bangalore 2 (4-3)
Best speaker :
Anirudh Wadhwa (NLS Bangalore 2)
EFL Winners: North East University of Quinhuangdao
EFL Runners-up: Capital Normal University
Public speaking winner: Rahul Talwar (Symbiosis, Pune)
Best Adjudicator (based on teams feedback ratings): Md. Piyanart (Chulalongkorn University)
THBT it is wrong to punish the act of holocaust-denial
THBT Bangladesh should have free and open elections within six months.
THW recognize Tamil Eelam as an independent nation.
THW create a permanent UN Security Council seat for India that includes veto power.
ROUND ONE- ENERGY
THBT biofuels do more harm than good.
TH supports the privatization of all energy production and distribution.
THW no longer price oil in US dollars.
ROUND TWO - 21st CENTURY
TH advocates human colonization of outer space.
THW restrict research and development of artificial intelligence.
THBT humanity will not reach the 22nd Century.
ROUND THREE - MARRIAGE
THW allow both men and women to have multiple spouses.
THW allow divorce for any reason.
THW eliminate age restrictions for marriage.
ROUND FOUR - ANIMAL RIGHTS
TH would abolish zoos.
THW make the fur trade illegal.
THW not eat whales and sharks.
ROUND FIVE - SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SME's)
THW not enforce labor laws on SMEs.
THBT trade liberalization hurts SMEs.
THBT SMEs should not be allowed to hire foreign workers.
ROUND SIX - GENDER RELATIONS
THW recognize choice of gender identity as a fundamental human right.
THW disqualify transsexuals from professional sporting events.
THW reserve one-third of seats for women in national legislatures.
ROUND SEVEN - EDUCATION
THBT standardized testing is the enemy of learning.
TH prefers need based higher education scholarships to affirmative action in admissions.
THW require all elementary and secondary schools to include debating in the curriculum.
OCTAS + EFL Semi-finals - LITERATURE
THBT Asian governments have a duty to support literature in their native language
THW institute an annual prize for the best pornographic novel.
THBT politicians should not be allowed to publish their autobiographies during their lifetimes.
Quarter-finals - Migration
THBT human trafficking should be made a capital offence.
THBT the migration of high-skilled workers creates 'brain-gain' for the sending country.
THBT the ASEAN countries must have an 'open border' labour migration policy.
Semi-finals + EFL Final - BUDDHISM
THBT the Dalai Lama uses his position for personal gain.
THBT all Buddhist orders should ordain woman as monks.
THBT non-violent Buddhist social movements do not lead to social change.
FINAL - MEDIA
TH opposes state run media.
THBT commercial media advertising degrades the quality of life.
THBT celebrities do not have a right to privacy.
Source: allasiandebate list