India

Kashmir: A Grand Bargain

BY CLAUDE RAKISITS It has been well over six months since the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to revoke by presidential order Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) special autonomous status within India. Prime Minister Modi declared the situation would be back to normal after four months. It’s already been over six months since the presidential order came down and normality is far from being close to being restored. In addition to the human cost of the massive clampdown which accompanied Modi’s dictate, the economic consequences of effectively shutting down Kashmir have been catastrophic. Bearing in mind the long history of political repression in Kashmir and the recent developments, it’s obvious the present situation in Kashmir cannot continue and will simply get worse. There are four reasons why there needs to be a circuit-breaker.

Terrorist financing: Pakistan is sort of off the hook for the moment

At this week’s meeting of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which was established by the G-7 in 1989 to set measures for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, it was decided that Pakistan would remain on the 'Grey List' and not be placed on the 'Black List.'

Updated:  12 July 2020/Responsible Officer:  Bell School Marketing Team/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team