Mr. Junaid Qureshi (EFSAS) speaking on the history of Jammu & Kashmir at the University of Groningen
Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, provided an analysis and insight into the history and cultural sensitivities of the region of Jammu & Kashmir during a Lecture titled ‘The Conflict in Kashmir’, organised by the Student Association for International Relations (SIB) at the University of Groningen. In his lecture, he explained the ethno-religious makeup of the erstwhile princely State of Jammu & Kashmir and narrated the events starting from the partition of British India, which have led to its current fragmentation and political division.
Mr. Qureshi stressed that the political discrepancy existent within the State owing to overlapping ideologies and diverse identities, has created an enormous need for dialogue which none of the regimes in the State have initiated so far. This dialogue, ideally, should go beyond the exclusive positions of any sections, groups or subgroups; representing the aspirations of the people, way towards workable, secular pluralism in the State.
Mr. Junaid Qureshi (EFSAS) speaking on the history of the Jammu & Kashmir conflict at the University of Groningen.