Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Human Rights discussed in AMU Symppsium

Aligarh: Dr Mohibul Haq, Professor Samina Khan, Dr Shakeel Samdani and Professor Slahuddin Qurshi, faculty members from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) delivered special lectures in a one-day ‘Symposium on Human Rights: Preservation and Violation’ on Tuesday.

Iftikhar Alam, RAF Commandant and the Chief Guest on the occasion shared his valuable experiences with the audience and ensured them full support from his team in matters related to the preservation of human rights in Aligarh.

Dr Mohibul Haq addressing the World Human Rights day
Dr Mohibul Haq addressing the World Human Rights day

The symposium was jointly organized by Al-Barkat Institute of Education and People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Aligarh, Zeeshan Ahmad, assistant PRO, AMU, said in a release here.

Dr Mohibul Haq, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, AMU and General Secretary, PUCL, Aligarh unit presented an overview of global and national scenario in the context of human rights violation and the impact of the same on socio-political framework of society. He enlisted many factors and stressed that religious fundamentalism of any community is the worst threat to the preservation of human rights.

Professor Samina Khan, Department of English, AMU threw light on the need of a society where ‘absence of fear and presence of justice’ is ensured for women. She differentiated between right oriented western approach and duty oriented eastern value system and urged women to cultivate a quest for balance and strategize their safety along with special measures from the state.

Dr Shakeel Samdani, Department of Law, spoke at length about the need of realizing Islamic interpretation of human rights and historic relevance of Islamic societal values where law is implemented with strict fairness to curb crimes against women or weaker sections of society.

Professor Salahuddin Qurshi, Department of Geography, also shared his views on the subject and enlightened about the geographical contexts of human rights. Many research scholars and students from various faculties of AMU participated in an interaction with the resource persons, the release added.

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