Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain appointed the Chancellor of Kashmir Central University

Former military secretary and Indian Army veteran Syed Ata Hasnain has been appointed the Chancellor of the central university in Kashmir. According to reports, the President of India Ramnath Kovind, in his capacity as the visitor to all central universities has cleared the appointment.

courtesy: @SapnaSngh

The Army veteran and acclaimed academic has been appointed for a tenure of 5 years. It is notable that recently the President had appointed diplomat G Parthasarathy as the Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir. As per the report in the Economic Times, while Parthasarathy replaced Governor NN Vohra as chancellor in Jammu central University, Lt General Hasnain will replace nuclear scientist Srikumar Banerjee in his post.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Lt General Hasnain is a highly decorated Army officer. He has served in Jammu and Kashmir as the corps commander of Chinar corps and has also been reportedly a part of the track 2 diplomacy initiatives with Pakistan. A recipient of many Army awards, including the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, he had started his military career in the 4th battalion of Garhwal Rifles. 65-year-old Lt General Hasnain had retired in 2013 as the military secretary.

Lt General Hasnain is an acclaimed writer and orator too. He is associated with the think tank Vivekananda International Foundation. Both the appointments of G Parthasarathy and Lt General Hasnain is being regarded as key strategic moves as both have extensive experience in dealing with Kashmir and Pakistan sponsored terrorism. Many people have termed Lt General Hasnain appointment as an important step in curbing the worries of radicalisation and anti-national activities suspected in the educational institutions of the state.

G Parthasarathy was the consul general of in Karachi. He was the Indian high commissioner in Pakistan during the Air India plane hijack incident in 1999. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is currently under the Governor’s rule after BJP withdrew its support from the Mehbooba Mufti government. The security forces in the valley have also constantly trying to eliminate terrorists and maintain peace in the valley. The appointments of Lt General Hasnain as the Chancellor of Kashmir Central University at such a time is being considered as an important move towards educating the Kashmiri youth to denounce radicalism and return to the mainstream.

It is also notable here that recently the President has appointed many new Chancellors in Central Universities in Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Kerala, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu and Lucknow.

 

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Statue of all ironies: Pritish Nandy uses example of fake news to spread fake news

Pritish Nandy shared a fake image which was earlier shared by Youth Congress leader

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image
Image Source: Zee News

Sidhu knew of the opening before Imran Khan was sworn in, Kartarpur a bigger conspiracy by ISI: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pakistan General Bajwa had revealed the Kartarpur corridor news to Navjot Singh Sidhu even before Imran Khan was sworn in as their PM, Punjab CM Singh indicated “a bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pak Army.

After stopping BJP’s rath yatra, West Bengal government allows Hindu-hater Bangladeshi Maulana to address meetings in the state

BJP's rath yatra banned, Bangladeshi Islamic preacher welcomed in West Bengal
Vijay Mallya to be extradited

Big victory for India: UK court orders Vijay Mallya’s extradition who is wanted in India for a Rs. 9000 crore scam

The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, is wanted in India in connection with an alleged scam worth Rs. 9000 crores and is to be extradited to India.

Vijay Mallya’s extradition judgement rubbishes liberal ‘cabal’ allegations against CBI special director Rakesh Asthana

Vijay Mallya's defence team was using Indian left-liberals' allegations agaist Rakesh Asthana in London court

When ‘anti-corruption crusader’ met the ‘Raja’ of 2G spectrum scam

Kejriwal, who till now has been religiously snubbed by Congress and its allies, is expected to participate in the meeting for the first time.

‘Journalists’ and politicians spread lies about RBI Deputy Governor’s resigning following Urjit Patel’s exit

"Journalists" started rumour-mongering about the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya soon after Governor Urjit Patel resigned citing personal reasons

Jignesh Shah’s firm rented property owned by Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka: Here is all you need to know about NSEL scam

The NSEL suspended the trading of all contracts on the 31st of July, 2013. Eventually, 24 trading entities defaulted on their payment to the spot exchange, which amounted to around Rs. 5600 crores.

Chopper scam: More details on kickbacks to ‘family’ emerge from Christian Michel’s correspondence

Michael had communicated with Haschke in August 2009, mentioning non-cooperation from the 'family'.

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,513FansLike
97,327FollowersFollow
6,059SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these