Symposium on Kashmir – A report by Times of India June 6, 2001
Possible avenues for the resolution of the Kashmir issue will be discussed at a symposium being held here next month, which will be attended, by experts and policy makers, including US Congressman Jim McDermott. The symposium, titled From Paradise to Ideological Battleground, is being held on June nine to inform and educate the mainstream American as well as the ethnic Indian communities about the latest developments in Jammu and Kashmir, symposium convener Jeevan Zutshi said. The Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF), a leading organization representing Kashmiri pandits in the US, is organizing the symposium to give greater visibility to the Kashmir issue, he said. Right now many things are happening. There are lots of back door meetings that are taking place back in India as well as here, he said. “We want to make sure that Kashmiri pandits are also part of the decision-making process. That the Kashmiri pandits get a fair deal,” Zutshi added.