An economic conclave, first of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, which the curators claimed to have tailored on the pattern of Davos, has been called off for now in view of prevailing political and security situation arriving in the backdrop of Pulwama terror attack.
Journalist and development practitioner Arjimand Hussain Talib, Editor of Ziraat Times, co-host of the conclave that had to be held at the picturesque Gulmarg in north Kashmir, announced that the event has been postponed for now.
In an email to participants, Talib said, “the organizers of J&K Economic Conclave 2019 regret to inform you that in view of the current circumstances, the event has been postponed.
“Although there was an opinion that this event in itself could have helped in restarting positive engagement at sub regional levels in J&K in the interests of the state’s collective economic well-being, the final consensus was that it will be more prudent to hold this event at a more appropriate time in the coming days.
“The organizers regret the inconvenience this postponement might cause to some of the participants. We are committed to holding this event at a more conducive time and will keep you informed about the new dates.
The conclave was billed as a mega economic and academic event in Jammu and Kashmir holding great potential of changing the nature discussion on the issues the state confronts.
Read this background note on the conclave