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Youth urged to make democracy more responsive

Putting thrust on youth, especially when it is seen as a catalyst for social change Registrar University of Kashmir asked the youth to make democracy more fair, responsive and just.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2009 18:36 IST

Putting thrust on youth, especially when it is seen as a catalyst for social change Registrar University of Kashmir asked the youth to make democracy more fair, responsive and just.

Speaking at the first day of two-day conference on youth, media and democracy Syed Fayaz said, "Let us make democracy more fair, responsive and just",

Acknowledging the shortcomings of a democratic system, he said that there are many loopholes in a democratic set-up, where genuine people do not get opportunity to contribute to the society.

"A democratic set up has many shortcomings but we do not have other alternatives so youth activism is needed to plug these weaknesses in the governance," Fayaz said.

Stressing active participation of youth in democracy, dean academic affairs, Kashmir University, AR Yousuf said that role of youth is immense and vitally important in a democratic set-up, as they form the largest chunk of the population.

Nirupama Koul, a student activist said that their aim is to outreach the destitute women, who have been crushed from all sides and added that peace in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be attained by slogans, but through rehabilitation of the downtrodden section of the society.