Active GD- Social/ Cultural interactions will help in improving Indo-Pak ties- Agree/ Disagree?Pakistan is no longer in the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), meaning that the State has been following the guidelines put forward by the FATF with regard to funding of terrorist organizations. And again, India's victory against Pakistan in the nail biting, yet cordial, World T20 match yesterday, albeit on a foreign soil, was scintillating and serious debates are already on whether the Indian team should play in Pakistan and vice-versa. It is in this context that we are conducting this GD, though from a wider angle.
It is said that music, arts and literature have no barriers and act as stimulants in building up cordial relationships. The issue of cultural and sports interaction between the two countries paving the way for better relations, politically, diplomatically and culturally, for a peaceful co-existence between the two neighbors have always been a topic that has been discussed in various circles in both the countries.
Note- Apart from the general discussion as to whether such interactions and co-operation in the fields of sports, arts and culture would help in improving the bilateral ties between India and Pakistan, we would like our members to come out, firstly, with reasons, whether they would approve or oppose such moves and secondly, whether they feel that such interactions would help in improving the overall relation between the two nations. Terrorism and related issues, we know, will surely be a factor that may influence our thoughts and views, but let us widen our horizon and give the topic a deeper analysis keeping the past, present and future in mind.
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