Should Kashmir just be a seperate country? - Page 5




View Poll Results :Should Kashmir be an indpendent country?
Yes 15 37.50%
No 25 62.50%
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June 3rd, 2006  
pappu
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
This would be the ideal solution. Kashmir was once an independent nation, if my memory isn't playing tricks on me again.

Neither Pakistan nor India will allow for an independent Kashmir, end of story. But it would certainly be a good solution!
When was kashmir an Independent nation?????
June 3rd, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Well, then the Kashmir people can declare war on both India And Pakistan!
June 3rd, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
This would be the ideal solution. Kashmir was once an independent nation, if my memory isn't playing tricks on me again.

Neither Pakistan nor India will allow for an independent Kashmir, end of story. But it would certainly be a good solution!
Kashmir was a Princly State just like Many Others .... British Does not had Direct Control over all of India ....... Huge parts of India was Still under te direct Control of the kings .... When India Was Divided ,these states were Given a Choice to Join eithr of the Countries ...... Ovously Most of them refused to Join either of the two , Including Kashmir as it would mean end to the levish lifestyle of the Kings ...... they were forced to merge by hook or by Crook ...... some where Shown money , some were promised position in the central Government , Some were Threaghtened , for some Army was sent .

Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, then the Kashmir people can declare war on both India And Pakistan!
With What Sticks and Stones ......... what future does Kashmir has as Independent Country ..... a tiny Country with no resources apart form Tourism and Terrorism

Peace
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June 3rd, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
HA! Of course you will say that! You are from India! I am looking from a 3rd party view, not from India or Pakistan! So Kashmir is better off as a Independent country!
June 3rd, 2006  
pappu
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zander_0633
Well, then the Kashmir people can declare war on both India And Pakistan!
Jihadis have already done so, whats your point?? Kashmir would be a division over religion, maybe your country swings that way but India is secular.
June 3rd, 2006  
fingolfin361
 
There are 3 major demographic groups in the state of Kashmir, which roughly occupy 3 distinct geographical regions. It is only the North-western Muslim majority area that wants autonomy/independence. The people do not even consider joining Pakistan, this is because of Pakistan's very poor governing and neglect of the area of Kashmir under its control, i.e.- Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
Further, when we talk of an independent Kashmir, we never talk of Pakistan letting go of POK, which is essential to the idea of independent Kasmir. This is probably because the "freedom fighters" cant bite the hand that feeds them, and must only concentrate their terrorist efforts in India.
Either way only a tiny part of Kashmir would constitute this proposed independent nation, and thus you can further reduce the resources, but increase the population density.
June 3rd, 2006  
pappu
 
We dont need to think that far ahead, we gave them pakistan that was bad enough. Now it became a breeding ground for terrorism. Look at this pattern
% of non-muslims in pakistan before partition: 25%
% of non-muslims in pakistan after partition:13%
current percentage of non-muslims:3%
I dont see why we should keep gifting away our land.
June 4th, 2006  
pappu
 
Nope half of it was afghanistan.
June 4th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Some Part belongs to Persia or Iran


If we are Holding a Contest of Stupid One Liners ..... I can Fill In with many More
June 4th, 2006  
fingolfin361
 
Ancient India included parts of Aghanistan, but as time went by these regions fell under heavy Persian and other external influence, and eventually ceased to be part of "India".

I have heard and read that in the Pakistani education system, it is not really taught that historically it was part of India, or that it is part of the same cultural/ethnic continuum. Rather western asian links are emphasised. Can anybody tell me if this is correct or not?