Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi (EFSAS) during EFSAS Side-event at the 40th Session of UNHRC
The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a successful Side-event titled, ‘Terrorism and Nuclear Security in South Asia’, during the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. A panel of academics, former diplomats and independent military researchers in the field of terrorism and nuclear security deliberated upon growing terrorism in the region and its implications for the nuclear security of South Asia and the world. The event was moderated by Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, and was very well-attended by scholars, policy advisors, independent researchers, human rights activists, NGO representatives and diplomats. Mr. Qureshi argued that in the wake of the tragic Pulwama terrorist attack in Indian Administered Jammu & Kashmir and the ensuing air strikes on behalf of both India and Pakistan, the necessity of directly confronting and combatting growing terrorism in South Asia has become imperative not only for the people of the region who has been suffering for decades, but also for the international community, which have witnessed the potential detrimental consequences for the stability of the entire world. Therefore, in order to shed light on the pending danger of a direct armed conflict between India and Pakistan following the recent escalation of tensions, EFSAS invited a group of respected scholars, who deliberated upon growing terrorism in the region and its implications for the nuclear security of South Asia and the world.
Opening remarks by Mr. Junaid Qureshi (EFSAS) during EFSAS Side-event at the 40th Session of the UNHRC