Jammu and Kashmir: Door Open to Political Process

Situation assessment as on 28/06/2021 | Price: Rs 500/-

In his first  significant interaction with mainstream leaders of J&K on 24 June, since the stripping of the erstwhile state’s special status and its division into two Union Territories,  PM Modi assured them that his government was committed to reviving the democratic process through Assembly elections and sought their participation in the delimitation exercise. The study presents positive reactions from participants; a view that Round 1 goes  to Centre but that it needs regional leaders to restart a political process; that it is a new  beginning in Kashmir; that it is a vindication for the political leadership of J&K even though participation in talks is  a double-edged sword for them; speculation that the meeting is proof of ‘failed policy’

Situation assessment for the week ended 28 June, 2021  (2,007 words)

Price: Rs 500/-

Date of SS: 28, June 2021