Is Kashmir a state or country?

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Is Kashmir a state or country?

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Mudassir Ali 1 month 6 Answers 53 views

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  1. A very delicate question, with many different answers. From the world perspective Kashmir is the dispute is the oldest unresolved territorial dispute on United Nations agenda. Most of the world considers Kashmir as a disputed territory.

    From the standpoint of India, Kashmir is an integral part of India. Because Maharaja of Kashmir signed an instrument of accession wirh India.

    Pakistan considers the Kashmir, in the light of teo nation theory, morally Kashmir should have belongwd to India. Kashmiris themselves, question the the right of Maharaha Hari Singh to sign the instrument of accession with India on October 26th 1947, when there was already a popular insurgency taking place against the Maharaja he took Indias help to crush the insurgency against his despotic rule.

    India calls Kashmir an integral part of India, Kashmiris say Kashmir was never an integral part of India, its king signed instrument of accession only for three entities, military, foreign affairs and communication and India implemented certain conditions which implemented in the Indian constitution under article 370.

    Now India abrogared article 370 and bifurcared unconstitutionally the state to Kashmir, without the consent of Kashmir legislative assembly or Kashmiri people.

    Since the article that links Kashmir to India is gone, I dont know what is Kashmir, may be just a disputed territory. It is now neither a country, nor a state.

  2. Kashmir was an independent country from the times unknown but in recent times it was invaded by india and is still ruling Kashmir at gun point…
    Imagine india has an army of 11 lakh and 7 lakh army men are engaged in subjugating the this beautiful little country alone…
    Kashmir has its own constitution and flag.
    According to UN resolutions signed by Nehru india and Pakistan must give kashniris the right to self determination…
    While paskitan is ready for the referendum india is still maintaining the stubborn attitude towards the issue which takes many lives of kashmiris on dailydaily basis..
    The martyrdom of people will not go waste and Kashmir will soon stand out as an independent country..

  3. Kashmir is an india state but it is not wholly under india as some part of kashmir is POK that is under pakistan and some under COK i.e china occupied kashmir… what makes kashmir different from the rest of the indian state is that kashmir has their own Constitution… Article 35A and Art 370 are some articles invoked through time immemorial.. Art 370 provides special autonomous status to kashmir(self governance) and Art 35 Blocks non kashmiris from getting state jobs in kashmir …acquiring land and once kashmiri girl marries outside they lose the right to inherit their ancestral property or to acquire land but this was changed again since 2008… they are allowed again even if they get married outside state…

  4. The State of Jammu and Kashmir ( often called Kashmir by many people) is an integral part of India since the local king, Maharaja Hari Singh, signed the Instrument of Accession and legally acceded to the Dominion of India under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act 1947 on 26th October, 1947.
    Government of India however accepted this accession with the condition that it is subject to the will of people of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. it also granted special status to the state of J&K under article 370 of Indian constitution.

  5. It is an agony.

    Well before 1947. You could have calld it a country but after 1947 one part was merged with the state of india with signing of the instrument of acession agreed on three point s i’e. Defence,communications and foreign polices

    Another part was taken by Pakistan following a kabali attack.

    Kashmiri s were given a right to exercise in un and promised a pelbscite that they can vote from following 3things

    1,complete independence

    2.accesion with india

    3,accession with Pakistan

    But they were never given to exercise this right hence since then one part is indian administered

    And one is pak administered

    When two elephants fight the straw has to be crushed and automatically it does oweing to unrest and mass killing to millitiancy and army atrocities.

  6. Hi,
    During my internship, i met a guy who was from Ladakh. He explained me how Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is divided into 3 parts, not 2. It’s Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, which touches the Hindu Kush at the end which is near Afghanistan.
    So, Kashmir isn’t really a State or a country, but a region.

    Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term “Kashmir” denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (subdivided into Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh divisions), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract

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