Kashmir conflict

In 1947, when the new nations of India and Pakistan gained independence and the British colonists left the south Asian subcontinent, Kashmir was supposed to remain an autonomous region. However, soon after independence, Pakistani raiders began infiltrating the Kashmir valley. The leader of Kashmir called for help and India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, sent troops and signed a UN resolution with the promise of withdrawing once the task was completed. The promise was broken and the troops stayed.

Since then rigged elections, massive human rights violations, and false promises have been common practices. The Kashmiris have found themselves caught in the rivalry between two nations, both claiming full supremacy of Kashmir, in what some influential world leaders call the most alarming conflict on earth due to both nations’ nuclear weapon arsenals. India and Pakistan have been on the verge of full scale war several times and so far around 80.000 people have lost their lives in the conflict.

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