Jammu And Kashmir Conflict

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Jammu and Kashmir
Dhruv Malhotra In the summer of 1947, millions forcefully emigrated from India to Pakistan. People were uprooted from their homeland and sent to live in Pakistan. Some would travel on foot, some in carriages, but most by Train. The trains were given a warm sending off by the officials and sent on their way. As the train reached Pakistan, the doors opened and out flowed a pool of blood. Almost everyone on the train had been massacred. One of those people was my great-grandfather. Thus, due to this catastrophic and melancholic incident, escalated the great conflict between India and Pakistan, more specifically, the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmir is a state in India, that shares a border with Pakistan, and since the partition of India and Pakistan, it has been disputed land. Both countries claim the land is theirs, which has subsequently caused several wars between the two. My stance on the issue is to call for autonomy. To give Jammu and Kashmir self governance, which will let the state make the decisions rather than the two countries. It ensures peace for the people of the state, rather than wealth for either India or Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir was originally a part of India when the conflict began, though, due to its high Muslim population, it leaned more towards Pakistan. According to The Times of India, “53% of the population of Kashmir is Muslim or of Muslim descent” and wants to “secede to Pakistan”. However, the conflict arises because
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