CUK holds sensitisation prog on cybercrimes against women

Ganderbal: The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and Institutional Innovation Council (IIC), of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) on Friday organised a one-day sensitisation programme on “Cyber Crimes Against Women and Measures Thereof,” to commemorate the International Women’s Day.

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Dean School of Life Sciences, Prof. Muhammad Yousuf, expert Assistant Prof, KU, Dr. Faheem Syed Masoodi, faculty members, scholars and students were also present at the event, held under the auspices of G20 presidency of India.

Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, said the internet and social media platforms have made the women across the globe vulnerable and more susceptible to cybercrimes including stalking, morphing, phoney profiling, cyberbullying, sending annoying messages and online trolling.

“The objective of holding this programme is to aware the girl students and female staff members to take proactive measures to counter and stop the online harassment,” Prof. Farooq Shah said.

Speaking on the occasion, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, said, the advancements in information technology has a flip side with criminals and hooligans, using fake profiles on social media platforms to harass and intimidate the girls and women folk. “The society teaches women to overlook the online harassment they experience on social media. But the need of the hour is to immediately report any such harassment or intimidation in the newly carved cyber police stations,” he said.

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah and Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar also felicitated the two women innovators Ms Arifa Jan and Ms Shazia Jan for making innovations in Namda making and usage of traditional Samovar. They asked the students to think out of box and directed the IIC to provide a platform to them for making innovations in different fields.


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