In a first initiative of its kind, a prominent Haryana- based university held here discussions over the past few days on issues confronting Kashmir.
The OP Jindal Global University as part of its "Kashmir outreach" initiative discussed the political problem of Kashmir and post 2014 flood situation here with prominent political faces, Sajjad Gani Lone and Syed Altaf Bukhari, speaking on these issues.
"This is part of our program to contribute our bit in policy making," Sreeram Sundar Chaulia, Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs(JSIA) told Greater Kashmir.
He said the varsity is engaged in intellectual discussions with the leadership and civil society to play its role in policy-making.
" Unlike other varsities, we don't look Kashmir as a market but as society which has seen the worst times ," he said.
He said Kashmir is passing through no-peace, no-war phase and it "requires a new kind of politics and governance".
"Kashmiri youth need to emerge from scars of war ," he said, adding good governance and accountability is the need of hour. He identified lack of investment and unemployment as major economic problems which Kashmir is facing.
"We need to come up with solutions for these problems," he said.
Besides Sreeram, other faculty members of Jindal School of International Affairs including Samrat Sinha, Mohsin Khan and Asma Khan Lone were in Kashmir for the initiative.