The grand finale of the debate competition on human rights titled "State violations of human rights escalates violence rather than controls it" was organized at the Conference Hall of Zonal Police Headquarters here on Monday.
The debate was held under the chairmanship of Prof Mehrajuddin Vice-Chancellor, Central University Kashmir with Sohail Munawar Mir SSP Baramulla and Ghulam Jeelani CPO, J&K State Human Rights Commission being members of the jury.
Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, A G Mir who was the Chief Guest on the occasion inaugurated the debate. In his inaugural address the IGP said, "Human being is the supreme of all the living beings, their rights are to be protected under all circumstances."
He said the aim and objective of organizing the debate is to sensitize the policemen and officers that while doing the prime duty of maintaining law and order; preventing or detecting a crime, they have to deal with humans in such a way that the human rights are not violated.
The IGP said that while upholding order in a society we need to protect rights of all the people in whatever position or place they are. Discussing the challenges of policing, he said that we must abide by the laws and see to it that they are never violated.
While referring towards the participants Mir said that the main aim of sensitization of this debate series is to ensure that the message of upholding the human rights percolates to the policemen on the ground in every corner of the zone.
Speaking on this occasion Vice-Chancellor Central University of Kashmir Prof Mehraj-ud-Din complimented J&K Police for holding the debate series.
"During my research on the different aspects regarding police and policing in and outside the country I found that the JK Police is one of the best in the developing countries though there are some aberrations some times."
Referring to the human rights and their adherence in the police he said that we know that nobody is perfect yet without caring much about the limitations of the policemen people generally have huge expectations from the police.
Handwara police bagged first position and Pulwama police were declared runners up. In the individual section Hilal Ahmad Sr Prosecuting Officer Srinagar bagged first position, Azhar Iqbal SI P/D Handwara bagged second position and Zahoor Ahmad SI Baramulla and Mudasir Ahmad SI Pulwama bagged 3rd position jointly.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Mehraj-ud-Din and DIG CKR Gh Hassan Bhat distributed cash prizes among the participants. Murtaza Nasir Dy. Director Prosecution ZPHQ, Kashmir conducted the proceedings.
Among others the function was attended by SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar, SSP PCR Imtiyaz Hussain ,SP Administration ZPHQ Syed Manzoor and CPO DPO Srinagar Aijaz Ahmed.