Kashmir: Paths to Peace
Zaffar Abbas, Independent Analyst and Resident Editor of Dawn Newspaper
Sumantra Bose, Professor of International and Comparative Politics, LSE
Dr Robert Bradnock, Kings College London and Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Dr Robert G Wirsing, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ)
Chair: Sir Jeffrey James, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
This conference will mark the launch of a new report 'Kashmir: Paths to Peace' based on an opinion poll commissioned by HE Saif al Islam al Qadhafi in May 2009 and conducted by IpsosMORI in October-November 2009. This is the first poll to be conducted on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) that has separated Indian and Pakistani controlled Kashmir since the UN-brokered ceasefire on 1 January 1949. The ongoing dispute has poisoned relationships between the two countries and cost thousands of lives. The report explores the attitudes of Kashmiris to a range of issues, and offers some options for future progress to resolve the stalemate.