OSLO: An important seminar on Kashmir conflict and situation in Afghanistan to be held on 8th May at Norwegian Parliament in Oslo. The seminar is being organized by Kashmir Committee of Norwegian Parliament and would be participated by a number of intellectuals and parliamentarians. Famous writer on Kashmir and Afghanistan, Ms. Victoria Schofield is particularly invited to speak at the seminar “Future of Kashmir and its relationship with Afghanistan”.
Victoria Schofield is an expert on Kashmir, whose publications include Kashmir in the Crossfire (1996) Kashmir in Conflict (2000 and 2002) and Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia. Her first biography, Wavell: Soldier and Statesman, was published in 2006. She is a frequent commentator on BBC World Service and BBC World TV and also reviews for the Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. She has an MA Hons degree in Modern History from Oxford University and was President of the Union in 1977. She was the Visiting Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford 2004-05.
Seminar’s hosts are Mr. Ola T. Lånke, the Chairman of Kashmir Committee of Parliament and Dagfinn Høybråten, the chairman of KrF and member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the parliament. Sardar, Ali Shahwanaz Khan, the executive Director of Kashmir Scandinavian Council would also attend the seminar.
I will try to draw their (Kashmir Parliamentary Committee’s) attention to recently unveiled report about 1000 unnamed graves by the human rights watch dog, the Association of Parents of Disappeared People (APDP). Its workers found nearly 1000 nameless graves scattered in cemeteries across held Kashmir” Said Mr. Khan in a press statement here in Oslo.-SANA