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Social justice is a challenge, say scholars

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AIZAWL, Nov 30 � �Social justice� is the challenging discourse that permeates every facet of life in the multi-ethnic fabric of Northeastern region of India. Two national seminars titled �Social justice, development and secularism: Philosophical reflections contemporary nation and North East Indian scenario,� held here attracted many prominent academicians, research scholars and students from various backgrounds from across the region and other parts of the country.

It was organised by the Philosophy department of Pachhunga University College (PUC) sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi and the Mizoram University (MZU).

�The subject is extremely relevant as it addresses current issues and it seeks to raise social consciousness and explore the prevailing confusion especially among the North East communities about religion, cultural and national identity,� said Dr Tawnenga, Principal, PUC.

Delivering the key note address, Prof Sujata Miri, formerly of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) said that the term refers to justice not for an individual but to a �community� which not only includes ethnic groups but also has to include other groups such as �women� which are contextualized in a background of exploitation.

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Social justice is a challenge, say scholars

AIZAWL, Nov 30 � �Social justice� is the challenging discourse that permeates every facet of life in the multi-ethnic fabric of Northeastern region of India. Two national seminars titled �Social justice, development and secularism: Philosophical reflections contemporary nation and North East Indian scenario,� held here attracted many prominent academicians, research scholars and students from various backgrounds from across the region and other parts of the country.

It was organised by the Philosophy department of Pachhunga University College (PUC) sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi and the Mizoram University (MZU).

�The subject is extremely relevant as it addresses current issues and it seeks to raise social consciousness and explore the prevailing confusion especially among the North East communities about religion, cultural and national identity,� said Dr Tawnenga, Principal, PUC.

Delivering the key note address, Prof Sujata Miri, formerly of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) said that the term refers to justice not for an individual but to a �community� which not only includes ethnic groups but also has to include other groups such as �women� which are contextualized in a background of exploitation.

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