Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi (Director EFSAS) during EFSAS Conference at VU Amsterdam
1 & 2 November 2022 - VU University Amsterdam
In collaboration with VU University Amsterdam, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a Two-Day Conference on 'Terrorism and Radicalization in Jammu & Kashmir and the wider region' at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 1 & 2 November 2022. A group of international experts and diaspora from the region of Jammu & Kashmir presented their views and deliberated upon the topic and discussed the effects of terrorism and radicalization in Jammu & Kashmir and the wider region of South Asia.
On the first day, EFSAS Director Junaid Qureshi opened the event and welcomed the audience, which largely consisted of students and academics from various disciplines including International Relations, Politics, Economics, and representatives from Think Tanks and NGOs. Mr. Junaid Qureshi provided a brief historical overview on the partition of Jammu and Kashmir, the emergence of terrorist organizations in recent decades, and the interconnection of the conflict with broader geopolitical trends throughout South Asia.
Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi during the first day of EFSAS Conference at VU Amsterdam.