Pir Panjal Regional Festival
Integrating the Isolated Border Districts in J&K and Building Peace from Below
This essay focuses on two districts in the Jammu sub region of J&K - Rajouri and Poonch, along the Pir Panjal range of the outer Himalayas. The primary objective is to highlight the conflict transformation (both positive and negative) in this region during the recent years; to explore the opportunities of an Pir Panjal festival bringing the various communities together and build peace from below; integrate the border districts with the national mainstream; and improve the physical and psychological connectivity of the Pir Panjal region with the rest and remove the feeling of physical isolation.
© 2010 Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
D Suba Chandran