KU hosts Nature of Violence in Our Age
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 30 : Political psychologist critic Prof Ashis Nandy on Wednesday said “violence had always been part of human discourse but because of the technological changes and changes in the nature of weaponry used in modern day warfare it has become more impersonal therefore more de- humanizing.”
Dr Nandy was delivering lecture on Nature of Violence in Our Age organized by office of the Dean Social Sciences at the lecture hall of the KU’s administrative block.
Referring to violence in Gujrat he said it was “more impersonal and therefore more brutalizing”.
Nandy said: “In modern times nation states have become more oppressive in character.”
The KU VC Prof Riyaz Punjabi who presided over the event said the partition of India in the name of religion created its own complications.
VC said that partition resulted in a divide which is still not getting bridged.
Prof Punjabi said the states in South Asia have emerged as “stronger unitary nation states and demands for devolution of power and federalism have to be a joint project of all south Asian states.”
Earlier Prof Noor Mohammad Baba, Dean faculty of Social Sciences said “today violence has gained dangerous proportions both at the state and at the non state levels.”
A KU handout said: “Later Prof Nandy interacted with students scholars deans and heads of various departments and answered their queries on the subject.”
Dean academic affairs , Prof A R Yousuf , Registrar KU Prof Syed Fayaz , Controller examination Prof A M Shah, Director IT KU Dr Mehraj-ud-din were present.
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