SRINAGAR — Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have prevented the chairman of Centre for Peace and Progress and noted Indian civil society member O.P. Shaw from holding a one-day seminar in Srinagar.
The seminar, titled ‘The Way Out’, was scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 1.
The Track-2 diplomat said he was informed by the government that he is not allowed to hold the one-day seminar at Nigeen Club in Srinagar.
“I was staying in a hotel at Boulevard Srinagar. A team from the government arrived and informed me that I am not permitted to hold the seminar. I left Srinagar and is back to Delhi,” Shaw said.
He said besides civil society members, lawyers and doctors, top unionist politicians including Farooq Abdullah, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami, Nizamuddin Bhat, Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Muzaffar Shah had accepted his invitation and were scheduled to take participate in the seminar.
“It is very unfortunate that a seminar that was supposed to be held inside a hall was not allowed to happen,” he added.