13-Mar-2015: People's Union for Civil Liberties on the International Women's Day, organized a program at Academic Staff College, A.M.U to deliberate on the issues and problems faced by women in India.
The convener of the program, Prof. Samina Khan started with the keynote address highlighting the importance of the day and focused on the lack of the rights of women. She showed critical insights into the contemporary laws dealing with the problems of women and suggested some measures with a futuristic vision for the women in the Campus in particular and Aligarh in general.
Dr. Muhibul Haque, Secretary PUCL, Dept. of Political Science, also enlightened the audience by briefing them with the problems faced by women like rape, molestation, female infanticide and foeticide and many such other issues from a deeply intellectual perspective. Later, the session also witnessed two poems read by Prof. Sami Rafiq which were very touching and were apt in delivering the essence of the program. Mr. Vivek Bansal, MLC Congress, Aligarh, as guest of Honour shared his views regarding the condition of women and assured to take strong measures to make Aligarh a safer place for women.
Dr. A.J.A Syed and Dr. Ayesha Munira, Dept. of English, also explained and emphasized the need to sensitize the society so that we could build a world free from evils which are inflicted on women on day to day basis. Fatima, a student of Medical College, recited a poem from her recently released publication (Feelings Take a Flight) to mark the need for an equal and just society. So, on the whole the program focused on the need of creating a socially, politically and economically just society.
The program was concluded by Dr. Faiza Siddiqui summing up the key points and expressed the vote of thanks to the speakers and audience. The program was attended by the participants of orientation course, researchers and distinguished faculty members of AMU.