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Four from JK selected for “Legislative Fellowship Program” in US

Srinagar: Four youth from Jammu and Kashmir have been selected by the United States of America’s State Department for its prestigious “Legislative Fellowship Program” and will spend four weeks in the US, starting from October 14.

Fahad Shah, a journalist who has been working in Kashmir for almost a decade and a graduate from SOAS University in London, is one of the selected candidates. Shah is the founding editor of The Kashmir Walla magazine and is also the Director of The Kashmir Institute – a think-tank focusing on issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir.

Ruwa Altaf, another of the selected candidates, is a Kashmiri journalist based in New Delhi, who is currently a staffer at the Hindustan Times. She has previously worked with Indo-Asian News Service, BBC, Barcroft Media and the Indian Express.

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