First ever ‘Cyber Law’ conference organised at Leh

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, (Ladakh) June. 20: Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) organized one-day training programme on ‘Cyber Law’ for the Judicial Officers, Public Prosecutors, Prosecuting Officers, Investigating Officers and Advocates from both Leh and Kargil districts here at DC Conference hall today.
Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge Jammu and Kashmir High Court, who is also the Administrative Judge for Ladakh and Member Governing Committee of State Judicial Academy, inaugurated the programme.
The day-long training programme saw resource persons including Advocate Supreme Court of India and Cyber Law Expert, Dr. Pavan Duggal (through video conference), Associate Professor Law Department Jammu University, Dr. Savita Nayyar, and Faculty, Cyber Crimes, Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI) Chandigarh, Gurcharan Singh, shared their valuable and wide knowledge on the subject with the participants. They also shared special anecdotes from their personal experience in cyber law.
Principal District and Sessions Judge, Leh, R. S. Jasrotia, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Kargil, Riyaz-ul Haq Mirza, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Sachin Kumar Vaysha, ASP J&K Police, Leh, Suresh Chib, Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Spalzes Angmo, president District Bar Association, Leh, Mohammed Shafi Lasu, Judicial officers, public prosecutors, prosecuting officers, investigating officers and advocates from both Leh and Kargil districts besides members of the Bar Association participated in the workshop.
In his address, Justice Tashi Rabstan, spoke about the importance of Cyber Law for judiciary as the coming of cyber space has revolutionized communication networks, but with its vulnerability to misuse, the great need to equip ourselves with cyber laws becomes more important. “We need to take necessary measures to prevent its misuse, regulate its use, monitoring its operations, and provide proper deterrence to prevent recurrence of such offences”, added Justice Rabstan.
As country is rapidly entering into an era of digitalization, everything is put in the cyber space vis-à-vis communication, banking, schooling, governance, commerce, storage of data, etc, he said. This intrinsically provides criminals with an easy access to penetrate and commit offences like theft, defamation, forgery among others from the considerable ease of one’s home, he added.
“Cyber crime may become threat to country’s security and financial health, issues surrounding this kind of crime have become high profile and there are problems of privacy, where private information is lost or intercepted lawfully or otherwise”, Justice Rabstan said, adding, to kill this menace, Government has come up with stringent laws of e-activities of Information and Technology Act 2000.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Sachin Kumar Vashya, while addressing the conference commended JKSJA under the guidance of Justice Tashi Rabstan for conducting this very informative conference at the right time for the awareness of the people of Ladakh.