A Brief Introduction:
Kashmir is bleeding. Ever since the partition of the Indian subcontinent by the British in 1947, India and Pakistan have been bitter rivals and the Kashmir conflict remains unresolved. During five decades, they have fought four wars. Three of those wars were over the disputed region of Kashmir (including the region of Jammu), which is divided by the “Line of Control”. “In 1947-1948, almost immediately after Independence, they fought a long and intense battle over the formerly independent state if Jammu and Kashmir; in 1965 they fought another war over the same piece of land; in 1971 the two engaged during the civil war that severed East Pakistan into the budding state of Bangladesh; and in 1999 they fought once more in the mountains of Kashmir. In addition to these actual wars, twice during the past fifty years the two countries have endured crises that brought them close to war” (Ganguly 2). But recently, tensions have abated and the leaders of Pakistan and India have embarked on a series of measures to resolve a spate of security issues, including the hot debate over Kashmir. At the current moment, the two neighbors have already enforced a total cease-fire between forces lined up on each side of the border. Their rivalries over five decades have prevented both countries from realizing their full economic and geopolitical potential. Since the 1990s, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has been hit by confrontation between the Indian army and Kashmiri separatists, including militants whom India alleges are supported by Pakistan. This has resulted in thousands of deaths and an unfair toll on the people of Kashmir. What led to these long term conflicts that cease to be resolved? I will discuss the socio-political aspects that brought Kashmir to its current state and the effects of those aspects.
Reasons Behind the Dispute:
What explains this unending stream of conflict between... [continues]
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