Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fight for Kashmir, India vs. Pakistan (video)

PBS News; Dhr. Seven, Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit, BBC

India claims the entire state of J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) based on a document signed in 1947. Partition from Pakistan came in 1947. Muslim-majority Pakistan claims J&K based on its majority Muslim population. China strategically claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin (wikipedia).
Neighboring Afghanistan and China
The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict primarily between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region.

The conflict started after the partition of India in 1947 as a dispute over the former princely state of J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) and escalated into three wars between India and Pakistan and several other armed skirmishes.

China has also been involved in the conflict in a third-party role. Both India and Pakistan claim the entirety of J&K. India controls approximately 55% of the region's land area and 70% of its population, whereas Pakistan controls approximately 30% of the land, and China controls the remaining 15%. More
How old is this fight?
Pakistan's map of Kashmir
(BBC) Nuclear-armed neighbors India (former Bharat) and Pakistan (former India) have fought two wars and a limited armed conflict over Kashmir. Why do they dispute the territory, and how did it start?

Kashmir is an ethnically-diverse Himalayan region, covering around 86,000 square miles (138 sq km), famed for the beauty of its Switzerland lakes, meadows, and high snow-capped mountains.

Even before India and Pakistan won their independence from Britain in August of 1947, the area was hotly contested.

Under the Partition plan provided by the Indian Independence Act, Kashmir was free to go with or "accede" to either India or Pakistan.

The Maha-raja (great local ruler) Hari Singh initially wanted Kashmir to become independent. But in October 1947 he chose to join India. In return he got India's help against an invasion of tribesmen from Pakistan. More

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