CUK holds debate competition

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Srinagar: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Thursday organised an expert lecture and a debate competition on “Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child” at the Islamia College of Science and Commerce (ICSC).
The event was organised by CUK’s School of Legal Studies, the statement said.
Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Dean, School of Legal Studies, highlighted the prevailing flaws in the Juvenile Justice System in J&K and explained how the juvenile laws assume more significance in conflict regions. He said the ambit of LAC (J) will be expanded to other districts.
The Project Director, LAC (J) Hilal Ahmad Najar, highlighted its scope and activities to be to be carried under the project.
Prof. S.M Afzal Qadri, former Head and Dean, School of Law, University of Kashmir, enlightened the audience about philosophical basis of the establishment of separate juvenile justice system. He highlighted various steps that have been taken towards the proper implementation of the juvenile justice system in Jammu and Kashmir. He deliberated upon the impact of the changing social setup and technology on the behaviour of children.
“Every responsible person should have at least some basic knowledge of law and shared some personal experiences,” said Prof. Yaseen Ahmad Shah, Principal, ICSC. “Society and state have a pivotal role in nurturing the children.”
In the debate competition, the first, second and third prizes were won by Fahad Fayaz from ICSC, Nadia Mushtaq from ITI Srinagar and Zahid Qureshi from Gandhi Memorial College respectively.