Haryana: In an ongoing ICCSR sponsored National Seminar in Central University of Haryana (CUH), Mahendergarh organized by Department of Political Science in a collaboration with Centre for Ladakh and Jammu Kashmir Studies under the theme of Extremism in Afghanistan and its impact on India & Asian Region came to an end on Saturday with the valedictory session attended by esteemed Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra, and honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tankeswar Kumar of Central University of Haryana.
On the second day of seminar, various renowned speakers, and Professors have participated and deliberated over the pertinent issues concerning to the developments in Afghanistan and its implications in India. Also, many researchers, students from various universities and institutes presented their papers on various issues covering the principal theme of the seminar and actively participated in discussion. In a series of addresses, Dr. Ketkar from JNU highlighted the impact of extremism of Islam on India and Central Asian region and discussed the radical tendencies of Taliban. Referring to the emerging situation after the change of guard in Afghanistan, she suggested that India should focus its attention on employment generation and developmental efforts in Jammu and Kashmir. Whereas Research Fellow in IDSA, New Delhi Dr. Smriti referred to the radical ideology, religious and community differences spreading in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Renowned experts of Afghan- Taliban issues and Indian foreign policy, Prof. Satish Kumar and Dr. Amit Singh were also part of the seminar who talked about various reasons before the rise of Taliban and its impacts on Afghani society. Other guest speakers of the day Prof. Ripu Sudan Singh, and Dr. Ashok K. Behuria explored major policy options for India and interacted with the students and research scholars. Along with this, they answered various questions asked by the attendees in the seminar.
Vice Chancellor of Central University of Haryana, Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar discussed the emerging extremism in Afghanistan and its impact on the defense and security of Jammu & Kashmir. Along with this, Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra of JNU encouraged all the researchers and students in his farewell speech and underlined the emerging regional geopolitics after the return of Taliban in Afghanistan.
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