Agenda: Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
The Lok Sabha in MUNs has over the years garnered an impression of being an unconventional MUN committee distinguished by its fierce debates, repartees, and divisive discussions revolving around various topics concerning India. The agenda for this year’s Lok Sabha is “The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits” which took place in the early 1990s forcing Kashmiri Pandits to move out from their homes. Those who showed any form of resistance were brutally raped or killed. As inhuman as this was, the people living in Kashmir lablled this act as a genocide and a targeted attack against the Hindus. This act of terror took lives of hundered of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits and even hundreds of Muslims who opposed the Exodus, being one of the deadliest political and social tragedies India has ever seen. Yet, this issue is arcane and is rarely debated upon. Even today, in 2022, Kashmiri Pandits are not safe in Kashmir and they are viciously attacked. The Executive Board sincerely hopes that the amalgamation of diverse opinions and extensive discourse would lead to better ends.
I am Tanmay, a 12th grade student pursuing the IBDP curriculum with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as his higher level subjects. I am a curious learner and I take keen interest in fields of Natural Sciences and Politics. I am also an avid debater and debate in both Hindi and English. Outside the classroom, I am a passionate squash player and also the School Squash Captain. I have previously served as the Deputy Chairperson of Lok Sabha in DSMUN 2021 and am proud to be serving as the Chairperson of Lok Sabha in DSMUN 2022
My name is Katyayan Kanodia and it is indeed my privilege to serve as your Committee Director for Lok Sabha. I study in the 12th Grade of The Doon School, Dehradun where I am pursuing the IBDP. Over the past few years, MUNs have really enabled me to develop and evolve as an orator as well as an individual. However, when I'm not seeing chairs being flung around in Indian Committees, I thoroughly enjoy taking part in sports such as cricket, hockey and football. I am largely involved in theatre alongside being on the board of a couple of Doon's prestigious publications.
I extend a warm welcome to all of you and implore you to be confident, fearless and articulate since I assure you, this committee is about as 'loco' as it gets!