Faizan Mustafa is Professor of Law and Vice-Chancellor, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad. Previously, he was Director, KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar and founding Vice-Chancellor of the National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack. He completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and taught law at the same university from 1990-2007. His academic interests include the interface between law and religion, minority rights in constitutional law, and criminal law reforms. He lectures and writes frequently on public law.