Day 2 of National Conference on ‘Non Traditional Security’: 3 sessions held

CUJ VC and participants of national conference.
CUJ VC and participants of national conference.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 20: On the second day of the three day National Conference, “Trends in Non Traditional Security” organized by the Department of National Security Studies (NSS), Central University of Jammu (CUJ), in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Department of International Relations, Christ University, and the Konrad-Adeanuer-Stiftung, India Office at the  CUJ, three sessions on multiple themes  were held.
The first session on “Classic Narrative” was chaired by M M Khajuria, former DGP, JK Police. Experts from different backgrounds including RC Kotwal, SP  JK Police; Dr Geeta Madhavan, Strategic and Security Analyst;  Prof Dipankar Sengupta, Jammu University and Dr Mahesh Kaul, Consultant, J&K, IMPARD,   presented papers on Narco-Trafficking, Terrorism, Economic Policy and Terrorism and  Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) respectively.
In his presentation, Kotwal explained various aspects of threats related to drugs, and how terrorist exploited them for monetary benefits. Dr Geeta narrated the changing facets of terrorism from classical concept to current trend.  Prof Dipankar suggested that tremendous amount of money has been spent by the Central and State Governments in countering militancy in J&K. Dr Mahesh also highlighted the challenges and issues faced by the J&K Government on refugees and IDPs.
While the second session on “Counter Narrative” was chaired by Prof S K Sharma, Vivekananda Chair, CUJ, notable speakers including Prof Mallika Joseph, Head, DNSS, CUJ, Maj Gen Dipankar Banerjee, FSI,  Riya Bawa, Christ University  presented papers on Human Security, Comprehensive Security and, Feminism and Humanitarian Discourses respectively.  Prof Mallika Joseph made an elaborative explanation on the impact of human security and non traditional security narratives. General Depankar recalling his past experience as a serving officer in J&K, expressed the challenges and measures of comprehensive security with old ideas and new relevance in Asia.   Riya in her speech,  elaborated the concept of security and humanitarian from the lens of feminism.
The third discussion on “Contemporary Narrative – Local” was moderated by SN Srivastava, ADGP, CRPF. Several issues pertaining to demography, water, radicalisation, new media, disaster management and responses were discussed during the session. Amongst the guest speakers were Dr Manoharan, Associate Professor, Christ University (CU), Anurag Tripathi, Assistant Professor, CU, Maj Gen Naresh Badhani, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation and Ambika Vishwanath, Geopolitical and Strategic Consultant.


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