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

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Human rights defender Syed Mujtaba, advocate, who interacted with students at the Inspire Academy, Budgam, said that they should play a vital role in the protection and promotion of human rights. The interaction on January 24 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 society, which formed the central theme of the interaction.
Focusing on the importance of education as foundation for a progressive and knowledge-based society, which should be viewed from human rights perspective, Mujtaba asked students to join hands for a common cause for the protection of human rights, improving education system in Jammu and Kashmir, and talked about the leadership responsibilities of students.
Islamic scholar Syed Ishfaq Bukhari focused on the need of moral education. Others who interacted with students included Dr Shabir Simnani, Er Zafar, Er Samreen Fatima, Sikander Wani, Tariq Ah Dar, and Syed Shafat Andrabi.

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