Hyderabad: Exclusion and Discrimination are manmade concepts & practices. We need to provide training to our kids based on the teachings of justice, truth and equality to help in the creation of an Inclusive society.
Dr Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University expressed these views today while delivering a special lecture “Inclusion and Exclusion as Personality Trait” to mark the launching of Hyderabad Dialogue Series. Department of Political Science & Al-Beruni Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (ACSSEIP) have started the Dialogue Series in an attempt to discuss burning social issues in an informal environment.
While elaborating his point, Dr Parvaiz asserted that inclusiveness is part of our natural character. Quoting extensively from different verses of Holy Quran, he said that Inclusion of humanity is the first lesson of the Holy book. The creator has described the Quran as a source of guidance for the whole humanity without any discrimination. The Holy book also asks its followers to respect other religions, scriptures and prophets. Quran also speaks about the respect of mankind, he said.
Tracing the genesis of exclusion & discrimination, he said the human character & trait starts taking shape right from inside the mother’s womb. Quite often the surroundings make a major impact in evolving of a personality and its trait.
Earlier, Dr. Afroz Alam, Head, Department of Political Science welcomed the gathering & spoke about the importance of the initiative. To change the society, we need to understand it first, he remarked. This forum is long awaited and will try to provide a platform of free exchange of constructive ideas & thoughts.