[Reader-list] KASHMIR SURVEY FINDS NO MAJORITY FOR INDEPENDENCE
aliens at dataone.in
Sat Nov 6 11:20:43 IST 2010
Yes, in the valley, between 74 to 95% (or average 85% according to this survey) favor independent Kashmir. But, rest of J&K (Jammu/Ladakh) merely less than 1% supports azadi. Any argument?
So, those who supports for Kashmir valley independence and agitating constantly for it have to divert at the first stage their agitation to divide Kashmir valley as separate state else their movement is of no use and will not get any result for the years. If they have taken for granted that their agitation supported by entire J&K then they are fool. So, agitate first in the proper direction.
From: reader-list-bounces at sarai.net [mailto:reader-list-bounces at sarai.net] On Behalf Of Inder Salim
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 10:55 PM
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In the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley, which has been at the heart of a
20-year-old insurgency against Indian rule, between 74 percent and 95
percent respondents favoured independent Kashmir.
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Bipin Trivedi <aliens at dataone.in> wrote:
> (AFP) - May 27, 2010
> SRINAGAR, India - Less than half of residents in both the Indian and
> Pakistani zones of Kashmir favour independence as a solution to end unrest
> in the disputed Himalayan region, a survey said Thursday.
> Conducted by British academic Robert Bradnock, the independent survey found
> that 44 percent of people in Pakistani-administered Kashmir favour
> independence, and 43 percent in Indian-administered Kashmir.
> United Nations resolutions soon after the partition of the sub-continent in
> 1947 called for a plebiscite to determine whether the region should belong
> to India or Pakistan, both of which claim Kashmir in full.
> "These results support the already widespread view that the plebiscite
> options are likely to offer no solution to the dispute," said the survey,
> which was released by the London-based Chatham House think-tank.
> Titled "Kashmir: Paths to Peace", it was a rare attempt to assess the
> opinions of people on both sides of the Line of Control (LOC) -- the de
> facto border that splits the region between the two rival nations.
> "Any solution will depend on the Indian and Pakistani governments?
> commitment to achieving a permanent settlement," Bradnock said.
> The survey interviewed about 3,800 people to record their views on how they
> saw the future of Kashmir -- a scenic region that has been a constant source
> of tension between India and Pakistan.
> But in the Hindu-dominated Jammu region -- which is also part of Indian
> Kashmir -- support for independence dwindled to less than one percent.
> The survey found that the "overwhelming majority" of people wanted a
> solution to the dispute, even though there were no "simple fixes".
> More than 47,000 people have died in Indian Kashmir since the eruption of
> the insurgency in 1989.
> India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, but a
> recent peace process has brought a reduction in violence.
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