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Growing tensions between India and Pakistan to be discussed

MONMOUTH, Ill. – A “border war” halfway around the world will be the subject of the next Great Decisions discussion forum at Monmouth College.

Anthropology professor Petra Kuppinger will introduce the topic “India and Pakistan” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Room 276 of the Center for Science and Business. All Great Decisions forums are free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Last year, Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to an historic reelection as India’s prime minister. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan.

Among the questions Kuppinger and those in attendance will attempt to answer: How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically?