CUK's Pol Science deptt holds extension lecture
Srinagar, June 20: The Department of Politics & Governance, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organized an extension lecture by senior journalist & Editor-in-Chief, Rising Kashmir, Dr. Shujaat Bukhari, on June 18, 2015.
Dr. Bukhari spoke about Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in the context of Indo-Pak relations.
Welcoming the guest, Head of the Department, introduced the guest and deliberated on the significance of the theme and relevance of organizing such lectures in the department.
Dr. Bukhari referred to the broad context of the India Pakistan relations and gave a bird's eye view of the recent developments with regard to the Jammu & Kashmir. He said that that the CBMs always play a positive role in promoting confidence between the conflicting parties. “CBMs agreed and implemented by India & Pakistan have been useful for building confidence, promoting a positive atmosphere in relation to two divided parts of Jammu & Kashmir.” He however added that in itself these are not solution to the impending problem. "CBMs break myths and lead to better understanding of the each other. But unfortunately no diplomatic follow up has been carried out," Dr. Bukhari said.
HoD, Prof. Noor Ahmad Baba in his remarks highlighted the significant points of the lecture. He concluded that the current state of gloomy India Pakistan relation cannot be sustained for long. There are never imperatives emerging regionally and globally that require the two states to resolve differences and address emerging challenges in economy, environment, energy, terrorism together for their own interest. Therefore, he added that present depressive state of India Pakistan relation will have to change that will have a hope for us in Kashmir.