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Special SPS Brief: Kashmir 2019

Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank, present a Special Study on “Kashmir 2019: Strong-arm methods, political vacuum, living on hope” that examines these various issues and gives a rare background, analysis and interpretation on what ails the state, its tortuous history, its recent contretemps and hopes, if any, for the future.       
Feb 16, 2019
Kashmir is viewed internationally as a potential nuclear flashpoint, given the fact  that it has been for the last seven decades a bone of contention between the two nuclear-armed South Asian nations, India and Pakistan. It is one of the world's oldest unresolved disputes that has defied UN mediation or intervention and the latest terror attack on a paramilitary convoy killing over 40 troopers has only highlighted the incendiary nature of the unresolved issue of the partition of the subcontinent. 
 
With Indian general elections around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent almost an entire day in the state on February 3, 2019, launching a slew of development projects, from a hospital to a sports complex, a university campus to a hydroelectric project, in a bid to woo the 15 million people of the state that is a part of India, while a third of whose original territory is now part of Pakistan and a sliver with China.
 
All eyes are now on the Election Commission to see whether the state elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held along with the national elections in India.  Will the exercise in democracy bring new hope for Kashmir and its people? Will the new Indian government - if it comes with a strong mandate - be able to look at Kashmir in a new light and talk with the disaffected in Kashmir and with Pakistan to write a new story for the state and its people? 
 
Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank, present a Special Study on “Kashmir 2019: Strong-arm methods, political vacuum, living on hope” that examines these various issues and gives a rare background, analysis and interpretation on what ails the state, its tortuous history, its recent contretemps and hopes, if any, for the future. 
 
The Special Study is now available for Rs 4,000 (for the print version) and for Rs 3,500 (for the electronic version). Orders can be placed with the undersigned.
 
For further details please contact: 
Sushil Gupta
 
sushilgupta@spsindia.in
 
Tel: 011-41071299

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