KU’s School of Law holds special lecture to celebrate ‘Cyber Jagroota Diwas’

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s School of Law on Tuesday organised a special lecture session to celebrate ‘Cyber Jagroota Diwas.’
Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir chaired the session during which a special lecture on ‘Demystifying the IT Act, 2002 with reference to Cyber Crimes’ was delivered by Dr Mir Junaid Alam.
In his presidential address, Dr Nisar, the chief guest on the occasion, said the advent of new technology has thrown up new challenges for human society. He said lectures like these will enable young students to know more about the prevention of cybercrime and the new challenges it poses for the legal fraternity, including academics and practitioners.
Appreciating the School of Law for holding awareness programmes, Dr Mir said the varsity’s law students should become ambassadors of the university’s perception and image within and outside the country.
Head Department of Law Prof Beauty Banday welcomed the guests and participants while Dr Mohammad Yasin, Assistant Professor, School of Law—Nodal Officer Cyber Jagroota Diwas—highlighted the aims and objectives of the ‘Cyber Jagroota Diwas’ initiative that urges promotion of legal awareness among students to help prevent cybercrimes. The university intends to hold seminars, workshops and interactive sessions as part of the initiative.
In his lecture, Dr Mir Junaid Alam referred to several cybercrimes and legal provisions available in the IT Act 2002 and Indian Penal Code to punish those involved in cybercrimes. He, however, said adequate infrastructure, availability of sufficient human resources to law enforcement agencies and spreading awareness can go a long way in preventing cyber crimes.
Prof Mohammad Ayoub delivered a vote of thanks and also gave a background of traditional laws in vogue to curb different crimes while Prof Mohammad Hussain referred to jurisdictional issues which at times become an obstacle in the way of ensuring convictions in cybercrime cases.

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