SrinagarFour residents of Jammu and Kashmir have been selected by the US government for 4 week long "Legislative Fellowship Program".
Fahad Shah is a journalist who has been working in Kashmir for almost a decade. A graduate from London, Shah is the founding editor of The Kashmir Walla magazine and also the Director of The Kashmir Institute - a think-tank focusing on erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir. Ruwa Altaf is a Kashmiri journalist based in New Delhi, who is currently a staffer at the Hindustan Times, and was previously associated with Indo-Asian News Service, BBC, Barcroft Media and the Indian Express. Habeel Iqbal is a lawyer based in Shopian, who practices law in the district and high court and has been involved with several civil society initiatives. Dr. Zainab Akhter is from Zanskar (Kargil) and has a Doctorate degree in International Relations from JNU. She works as a researcher at the IDSAs South Asia Centre.
All the four will be traveling to Washington D.C. for the program and will be associated with organizations relevant to their fields of work. The Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by World Learning. Under the program participants will travel to several U.S. cities for professional assignments, seminars and observational site visits. This edition of LFP will have 12 participants from India and a group of 14 participants from Pakistan.
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