Shoma Chaudhry, Editor of Tehelka, to Speak at Jamia on Nov. 23

[Following is an official Jamia press release.]

The Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize a two-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Human Rights & Social Inclusion: Contemporary Concerns” on November 23-24, 2011 at Tagore Hall, Dayar-I Mir Taqi Mir, Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia shall deliver inaugural address on this occasion. The inaugural session will be held on 23rd November, 2011 at 10.30 AM in Tagore Hall.

Prof. Nisar-ul Haq, Political Science will deliver the welcome address while the Keynote Address will be delivered by Ms. Shoma Choudhary, Managing Editor, Tehelka.

The seminar is spread across six technical sessions on the relevant topics of the seminar. The seminar will trace the trajectory of the discourse and developments on the themes from a socio-legal political and economic perspective. The focus is intended to be the ever growing generation of Rights.

With an overview on the practice and abuse of Human Rights in general, the following Technical Session will focus on diverse areas in the context of: Social Exclusion and violation of Human Rights with special reference to boatman community in U.P., Caste Dynamics in Urban India: A Study of SC factory workers in Delhi, Inclusion as ST and rights of tribes, Re-configuring languages of protest: Re-writing Human Rights through Culture, Women and Environment: Issues and Challenges, Disaster Management, Trafficking of Children and the Legal and Institutional regime for prevention, rescue and rehabilitation, Right of the Elderly Persons: Issues and Perspectives, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: A Perspective on Violation and Protection, Domestic Violence against the women: Breaking the Silence, Human Right to Privacy under Indian Constitutional Law: Emerging Judicial Trends, Media and Human Rights, etc.

The idea of the seminar is to focus on the ‘excluded’ (sometimes ‘alienated’) and their access to various opportunities. The intended outcome is to look at areas which are evolving and have impact on shaping policy & implementation.

The seminar is expected to be attended by academics, lawyers, judges, governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners/practicing Human Rights personnel from Media, Non-Governmental and international organizations, etc.

The seminar will conclude on November 23, 2011 at 4 PM with the concluding remarks by Dr. Bulbul Dhar-James and a vote of thanks by Dr. Adnan Farooqui. The Valedictory Address will be delivered by Justice Rajinder Sachar.

For further information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected].

All are cordially invited.

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