Bathinda: The Dept. of South and Central Asian Studies, Central University of Punjab under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari has organized a expert lecture on ‘South Asian Security Scenario: Terrorism’. The keynote speaker of this programme was Prof. Sanjay Kumar Jha, Dean, School of National Security Studies, Central University of Gujarat.
In the beginning, Dr. Bawa Singh, HoD and Dean, School of International Studies formally welcomed invited speaker and the participants. After this, Dr Nishtha Kaushiki, the convener of the programme, introduced the keynote speaker Prof Snajay Kumar Jha.
The main focus of Prof. Sanjay Kumar Jha’s discussion was on the security scenario in the South Asian region with special focus on terrorism. He discussed the traditional and non-traditional security threats which have been haunting the South Asian region. He provided the comprehensive analysis of terrorism from various perspectives and pointed out that the South Asian region is one of the highly terrorism infested regions. He also discussed about the various forms of terrorism in the region and stated that in the last couple of decades, terrorism has been used as a tool to achieve the political objectives by the government of different countries in terms of proxy wars, separatist movements and insurgency attacks. He stated that global data of violence showcased that South Asia remains the most affected region in last few decades and terrorism has been remained as one of the serious challenges for the peace, stability and security of South Asia. He suggested that security of state should be seen from the broader perspective of human security and reiterated that states should join hands for international cooperation to ensure a peaceful atmosphere.
Towards the end, Dr. Manbhanjan Meher, Organizing Secretary of the Programme , proposed the vote of thanks. Faculty, research scholars and students from different departments of university attended this programme.