Yawar Mir attends Pugwash Conference

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By Fast Kashmir on 29/08/2017.

He is among the 57 delegates from various countries

Srinagar, Aug 28: PDP legislator from Rafiabad, Yawar Dilawar Mir has attended the 62nd Pugwash Conference which took off on 25th August 2017 at Astana in Kazakhistan.
The five days conference on “Science and World Affairs: Confronting New Nuclear Dangers” will conclude on 29th August, after deliberation on the subject in seven working groups. Yawar Mir is one among the 57 delegates from various countries of the world including Riyadh, Tehran, Beijing, Delhi India, Muscat, London, Cairo, Kabul, Pakistan, Brussels, Beirut, Amman, and Abu Dhabi who are participating in the Astana, Pugwash Conference.
Yawar Dilawar Mir hails from the Rohama village of the Rafiabad Constituency in District Baramulla. His father Mohammad Dilawar Mir is also a prominent political figure in the political hierarchy of Jammu and Kashmir, who has, many times, represented the council of Ministers in the state Government and has represented the Rafiabad constituency several times.
Yawar had his earlier education from K.C. Public School, Jammu where from has passed his 12th class. Then he did his L.L.B Degree from Indian Law Society (ILS), Pune. Latter, in pursuit of higher education, Yawar went to UK and joined reputed Nottingham University, London where from he got his Masters Degree in Commercial Law LLM. He has the privilege to work with the former Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur. He has also worked with the Khaitan & Co., a leading Law firm of India. He joined active politics after he jumped in the fray to contest 2014 Assembly elections for Rafiabad Assembly segment as the PDP candidate.
Yawar Mir along with other concerned delegates shall be participating in the Working Group 5 of the conference to deliberate on “Regional Security: South Asia (Afganistan, Pakistan, India “).
As per the agenda of the conference, the working Group 1 (WG1) will deliberate on Nuclear disarmament and the UN negotiation process to prohibit nuclear weapons, WG 2 on Nuclear non-proliferation, civilian nuclear energy and energy security, WG 3 on Regional Security: Europe and NATO, WG 4 on Regional Security: Middle East, WG 6 on Regional Security: Northeast Asia and the WG 7 shall deliberate on Emerging new technologies and security issues (Cyber Security, AI, Robot).
The mission of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs is to seek ways and means for nuclear disarmament in the world and to make the world community aware about the catastrophic threat posed to humanity by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. It was in recognition of it mission to “diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms” that Pugwash and its co-founder, Sir Joseph Rotblat, were awarded the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.

 Drawing its inspiration from the Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955, which urged leaders of the world to “think in a new way”: to renounce nuclear weapons, to “remember their humanity” and to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.” (KNS)