Friday, January 28, 2011

Human Rights in India (20th January, 2011)

Ambuj Sharma of Critique Ferozepur Chapter and Philosophical Society participated and presented a paper on 'Dilemmas of Human Rights and Honour Killings In India: Unmasking the concept of Honour' in the UGC-sponsored one day National Seminar on the topic ‘Human Rights in India” organized by Department of Political Science, D. A. V. College, Abohar, Punjab on 20th January, 2011 at D. A. V. College Abohar. In a short presentation Ambuj critiqued the notion of ‘honour’ giving an account of the evolution of morality. He strongly urged the participants to take a course on reflective Morality while drawing moral judgments. He said that largely people follow the notions of customary and instinctive morality and closes all doors to reflective and critical thinking. He further said that to take a life of an individual who decides to marry an individual of his or her own choice is the greatest violation of any values in ethics or religion. He asked the participants to draw another sketch of morality with reason and respect to human life and dignity.
Ambuj was highly benefited from the suggestions and comments from his friends Mr. Paras Aggarwal from Department of Physics and Mr. Kashmiri Lal from Department of Hindi D. A.V. College, Abohar.
Among other prominent speaker who addressed the seminar were Prof. Ronki Ram, Chairman, Dept. of Political Science, Panjab University, Prof. Rajiv Lochan, Chairman, Dept of History, Prof. I. D. Gaur, Dept of History, Lallan Singh Baghel, Dept of Philosophy, Dr. Vijay Nagpal, Dept of Laws, Panjab University, Joginder Singh, Former Director, C.B.I.
Dr. Vandana Munjal, Head, Department of Political Science, D. A.V. College, Abohar who was the convener of the seminar, along with her other colleagues, students and staff left no stone unturned to provide great hospitality and comfort to the participants during their entire stay at the college.