OP Shaw barred from holding seminar on Kashmir


SRINAGAR — Government has disallowed Chairman ‘Centre for Peace and Progress’ from holding a one-day seminar in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

The seminar, titled ‘The Way Out’, was scheduled to be held on 1st of August (Sunday) by ‘Centre for Peace and Progress’ Chairman O.P Shaw.

The track-II diplomat and renowned civil society member O.P Shaw said that he was informed by the government that he is not allowed to hold the one-day seminar at Nigeen Club Srinagar.

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“I was staying in a hotel at Boulevard Srinagar where a team from the government arrived and informed me that I am not permitted to hold the seminar. I left Srinagar and am back to Delhi,” Shaw said.

He said besides civil society members, lawyers and doctors, top political leaders including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Nizamddin Bhat, Congress leader Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Muzaffar Shah had accepted his invitation and were scheduled to take part in the seminar.

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“It is very unfortunate that a seminar that was supposed to be held inside a hall was not allowed to happen,” he added.

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