JAMMU, Mar 6: A book release function was held today at Univeristy of Jammu here today. The book titled Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir: Impact on Polity, Society and Economy edited by Lt Gen (Retd) V R Raghavan was released by Prof R D Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs.
The book was a result of seminar jointly organised by Department of Strategic Studies, JU and Chennai based think tank Centre for Security Analysis (CSA).
Gen Raghavan said CSA was carrying out detailed study on internal conflicts in India, Nepal, Myanmaar and Sri Lanka and their internal and external consequences.
In case of J&K, over the years, the original causes have invariably become less salient as the insurgency evolved.
The long term consequences have been felt in all spheres of life-economy, governance, politics, inter-provincial relations and social fabric of the State.
He added that since the outbreak of the insurgency, intra-group cohesion and solidarity have dramatically increased within the State.
Overlapping layers of group/ethnic/linguistic identity have become salient features of the conflict in J&K.
A total of 12 researchers were engaged to study different aspects of consequences. Those who have contributed chapters include Dr Sudhir Bloeria and Balraj Puri.
A panel consisting of former DGP Ashok Bhan, Sujat Bukhari and Prof Rekha Chowdhary discussed issues covered in the book.
A large number of intellectuals, academics, military and civil officials attended the function.