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National level seminar on tribal women issues and challenges held at Kashmir university

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Srinagar. Dec 18 CNS: The School of Law, University of Kashmir organised a one day seminar on “Tribal Women of Jammu and Kashmir; Legal Issues and Challenges”.

The inaugural session was attended by Hon’ble Chief Justice Ms. Gitta Mittal, Hon’ble Vice- Chancellor Kashmir University Prof. Talat Ahmad, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor National Law University Delhi Prof. Ranbir Singh, and Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Central University of Kashmir Prof. Mehraj-ud-din Mir.

In her Presidential Address Hon’ble Chief Justice Ms. Gitta Mittal highlighted the main issues and problems faced by tribal women and stressed upon overall development of this marginalised section of the society particularly their health and educational aspects.

KU VC Prof. Talat Ahmed said that, University Scholars should focus on scientific and legal aspects of the issues related to tribal community in general and tribal women in particular.

VC NLU Delhi Prof. Ranbir Singh said that, Tribal community is an isolated community but they are integral part of society and it is our moral and legal responsibility of we people as a society to improvise their condition and have their rights and legal entitlements secured to them.

VC CUK Prof. Mehrajud Din Mir said that, there are many legal schemes and constitutional guarantees available to this community but there is least enforcement on the ground. He said that law students should act as torchbearers to get these schemes implemented on ground and aware the nomadic community about their rights.

Head Department of Law, Prof. Muhammad Hussain presented the welcome address whereas Professor Muhammad Ayoub presented the vote of thanks.

The programme was coordinated by faculty members namely Dr. Iftikhar Hussain and Dr. Anna Bashir.

After the inaugural session, there were four technical sessions chaired by very reputed law teachers. During these sessions as many as thirty research papers were read out on the occasion and discussions were done on the suggestions given by paper presenters.