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  • Research fellows at EFSAS Prof. Rob McCusker and Dr. Paul Stott underlined the involvement and link between the British Sunni Muslims and the Pakistani-armed Islamic groups that are responsible for spreading terrorism from South Asia to Britain and beyond Europe. According to them Pakistan needs to find a way to deal with terrorism and emphasize its efforts on finding the source of funding of these outfits.

 

  • Ms. Yoana Barakova (Research Analyst at EFSAS) said that religious minorities in Pakistan are facing human rights violations. Intellectuals, academics and scholars in Pakistan are being prosecuted for the fact that they are raising their voices against the crimes committed in Pakistan. These people suffer cruel torture whilst often being illegally imprisoned. Pakistan should stop using violent extremism, as it is only jeopardizing the lives of its own people.

 

  • Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director of the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), held an intervention on General Debate item five (Indigenous people/Minorities) and raised the concern of minorities in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

 

  • Exclusive interview of Mr. Junaid Qureshi (Director EFSAS) by the team of 'Minorities of Kashmir'. 

 

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  • Recent Study Paper of EFSAS, 'The Exodus of the Kashmir Pandits' has also been published by "Epilogue", a monthly magazine focusing on grassroots perspectives, policy and Governance matters, Legal and social issues on the global struggle and historical events of the region of South Asia. Epilogue is the first scholarly, analytical and investigative monthly magazine on SAARC Region which addresses important issues ranging from economy, politics and culture to security and strategic affairs in the region. 

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Yoana Barakova, Research Analyst at EFSAS talks to the media about the recent Panamagate issue, its fallout on the Pakistan political system and the fact that top officers of the Pakistan armed forces have been undertaking a flurry of visits to China as they fear that it could lead to the derailing of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Referring specifically to the abysmal situation in Gilgit-Baltistan, where quite a few CPEC projects are under construction, Barakova said, "In a country wherein the highest offices of the government are involved in large scale scams, what good can the people of Gilgit Baltistan expect from the construction of the CPEC, which besides being in contravention of international law, exploits the local resources of Gilgit Baltistan and its people".

"The Pakistani State should focus on rooting out corruption and terrorism instead of selling its country and the disputed area of Gilgit Baltistan under the rubric of infrastructural development. 

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  • The Interview of Mr. Junaid Qureshi (Director EFSAS) during his recent visit to Srinagar in June is the cover story of 'The Kashmir Magazine', a popular and widely circulated publication in Jammu & Kashmir. Mr. Qureshi speaks on the recent situation in Jammu & Kashmir, the UNSC resolutions, Hurriyat Conference and the world perspective on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir. 

 

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  • Study Paper of EFSAS which examines Jammu & Kashmir State in legal perspective, 'Jammu & Kashmir in Legal perspective' has also been published by "Epilogue", a monthly magazine focusing on grassroots perspectives, policy and Governance matters, Legal and social issues on the global struggle and historical events of the region of South Asia. Epilogue is the first scholarly, analytical and investigative monthly magazine on SAARC Region which addresses important issues ranging from economy, politics and culture to security and strategic affairs in the region. 

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Dusan Vejinovic, a senior research analyst at the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) based in Amsterdam, on his part said extensive operations targeting the press and pro-independence groups are carried out by the ISI, Pakistan's infamous spy-agency in the region.

"Cases of arbitrary arrests by the ISI, in which people have been tortured to death, are widespread," he said.

ANI News, 15 March 2017

 

 

 

 "Construction of CPEC is illegal and a contravention of International law. It requires your (UN) urgent attention and intervention". Qureshi who also heads European Foundation for South Asian Studies, was speaking at the United Nation's Geneva convention on Friday. 

Times of India, 10 March 2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan's move to illegally annex Gilgit-Baltistan, change the fundamentals of the actual Kashmir-issue and cement China's stake in this dispute, totally negate the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and their future, while jeopardising any kind of solution to this long-standing conflict, said Qureshi.

Switzerland Times, 11 March 2017

 

Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, speaks to 'OneWorld Magazine', a Dutch publication on International and Current Affairs.