This conference is part of a series of dialogues on the political and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K into two union territories has created a political vacuum and pushed the region in yet another phase of uncertainty.
● Will the decisions taken on 5 August bring long-term peace and normalcy to the region or further complicate the security challenges?
● Will the current uncertainty pave way for a new political movement that encompasses the aspirations of various sections of the population?
ORF seeks to address some of the pertinent policy questions that have emerged after the nullification of Article 370. The day-long programme aims to bring together academics, journalists, security analysts and politicians to discuss the current political/security situation of the state and the polarised media narratives.
● Aarti Tikoo, journalist and political analyst
● Ahmed Ali Fayyaz, independent journalist and former Srinagar Bureau Chief, The Hindu
● Amitabh Mattoo, academic and former advisor, Government of Jammu and Kashmir
● Amy Kazmin, South Asia Bureau Chief, The Financial Times
● Barkha Dutt, journalist and columnist, The Washington Post
● Bashir Manzar, Editor in Chief, Daily Kashmir Images
● Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, ORF
● Navnita Chadha Behera, Professor, University of Delhi
● Nitin Gokhale, national security analyst and author
● N.N. Vohra, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
● Ram Madhav, General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party
● Shashi Tharoor, parliamentarian, author and former minister, Government of India
● Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha, former Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (Planning & Systems), Indian Army
● Vikram Sood, Advisor, ORF
Find the programme here.
The timing of the event is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.