Kashmir students apprised of human rights issues, told to join hands with "common cause"

Human rights defenders Syed Mujtaba, advocate, who interacted with students at the Kashmir Law College, Nowshera, said that they could play a vital role in a protection and promotion of human rights. The interaction, which took place on November 3, was aimed at providing the students first hand information of institutional mechanism for the protection of human rights, even as apprising them with the situation on ground.
Mujtaba sensitized students about various academic and practical issues related to human rights like right to life, right to equality, dignity , liberty and life, right to health , right to education, right to freedom of expression and rights of other vulnerable sections of the society, which formed the central theme of the interaction.
Attending the session, Suhail Mehraj, Youth Assembly member, United Nations, focused on the importance of education as foundation for a progressive and knowledge based society, which should be viewed in the human rights perspective.
He asked students to join hands for a common cause for the betterment of education system in Jammu and Kashmir, and talked about the leadership responsibilities of students, their role in society, in order to bring a new morning full of positivity and possibility.

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