US legal experts deliver extension lectures in CUK
Srinagar, Mar 24: Two experts on criminal justice and Human rights, Dr. Robert D. Hanser, co-ordinator, Criminal Justice Programme, University of Louisina, Mouroe, USA/Director Institute of Law Enforcement and Dr. Diana Bruns, South East, Missouri and UniversityMonday visited the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) and delivered extension lectures to the students pursuing Law programmes in the University at Zainakote Campus.
The experts deliberated on policing and administration of criminal justice system in United States. While responding to the queries of students, Prof. Hanser emphasized that best remedy against oppressive policing is to hold those at the helm of affairs responsible for the acts committed by their subordinates. He mentioned that policing bereft of human rights content criminalizes a society as it invokes negative reactions and defiance of population. When policing becomes brutal, it is bound to invoke retaliations. He acknowledged that Gauntanamo Bay is a blot on the normal mode of criminal administration of justice and can’t be justified by any standards of normative framework of criminal justice system.
Prof. Diana Bruns expressed the view that gender issues can only be taken care of if gender bias becomes a common concern of both men and women. He mentioned that in US it is a common problem as men too become victims of various abuses though they seldom admit it. He emphasised on the need of fighting the issue together without polarizing the sexes against one another.
The lecture started with the inaugural address of CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, who emphasised on the need of academic and student exchanges between US and Kashmir based universities. The Vice-Chancellor mentioned that the School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir is exploring the possibilities of inking Memorandum of Understanding with its counterparts in US. The guests were more than receptive to this proposal and promised their utmost cooperation in this regard.
Earlier, the visiting guests interacted with Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Finance Officer, Dr. Irshad Jan, Controller Examination, Dr. N A Gilkar, senior faculty of CUK and present and retired experts from the Department of Law, University of Kashmir.