Why does Pakistan want the land of Kashmir?
What are some reasons that Pakistan wants to obtain the land of kashmir? How will it benefit them?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
well Kashmir rightfully belongs to India. Pakistan is occupying it. Under the Mountbatten plan, along which India and Pakistan were partitioned, princely states were allowed to have their own say, and Hindu majority would go to India and Muslim majority would go to Pakistan. The sate of Jammu and Kashmir which was a princely state chose to remain independent after the partition. However Pakistan attacked it after independence.
Seeing no alternative as Kashmir couldn't defend itself against a larger Pakistan, and India refusing to get involved, Maharaja Hari Singh decided to hand over Kashmir to India. On 26 October 1947, Maharajah Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession, effectively handing over Kashmir to India legally.
Indian forces then moved in and pushed back the Pakistani forces, which had conquered all of Kashmir except Srinagar airport. India had responded with the largest airlift of forces the world had ever seen
Thinking that it was an open and shut case, and that too many lives were being lost on both sides, the then PM of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to take the matter to the UN
well the UN took or rather is taking decades to resolve the issue, incompetent as it is, and now the whole geo politics of the world has changed. Today its not the territory that is important but the people living within it ... so there is more concentration on what the Kashmiri people want. So from a territorial problem it has turned into a human problem
Most Kashmiris (muslims) tired of the long standing conflict want freedom from both India and Pakistan. But then there are the minorities, the Hindu kashmiri Pandits and the Buddhist people of ladakh say under no circumstances will they live under a non secular Muslim state if Kashmir gets independence from India, and would like to remain independent from such a state if it ever happens
If you take up a view that these are only minorities and their views are not important, then Kashmiri (muslims) are also a minority in the state of India and even their views are not important. So that's Kashmir for you
In any case the UN security council resolution no 47 on Kashmir ( its non binding on either sides) stated (advised) that Pakistan withdraw completely from Kashmir and that India take control of the region, maintaining a minimum troop presence and hold free and fair elections. But Pakistan refuses to withdraw and since its non binding ( and both sides want to keep the territory, as opposed to the kahmiri call for independence) neither sides is too keen on seeing it implemented
although even if Kashmir some how was resolved the fight would still continue because of Pakistan's obsession with India. The mind of an average Pakistani surpasses logic and instead of concentrating on what they have and accepting their weakness, always dream about ruling or destroying all of India, when their own economy is in shams and the very existence of Pakistan into the 21 century is questionable
If you go on the streets of Lahore or any major Pakistani cities, there are anti India rallies chanting slogans like war will continue till the destruction of India. So Kashmir has nothing to do with it, its just that India is bordered by a fundamentalist terrorist state which finds lame excuses to make war.
You see it in Palestine, the very same conflict but exactly opp, where Palestinians and Arab nations refuse to acknowledge Israels existence. well if Israel shouldn't exist so shouldn't Pakistan. Pacifying Muslims is the biggest mistake one can make, They just have one goal and that is to dominate the world
India allowed the formation of Pakistan and still there is no peace. at independence the British left the treasury to India, and Pakistan was bankrupt. But Indian leaders decided to give a part of their treasury to Pakistan to build good relations ...still no peace, in fact Pakistan used that money to fund insurgency in Kashmir right after independence. No amount of pacification is gonna buy peace.
Resolution: well the conflict will resolve itself, India is growing ever more powerful and influential on the world stage, and Pakistan cannot keep up economically or militarily. In all probability Pakistan will collapse just like the soviet Union couldn't keep up with the US, and will be divided into smaller nations .
- P'quaint!Lv 78 years ago
Greed, pure and simple!
At the time of partition of India, places with majority of muslim concentration were divided into East and West Pakistan. Kashmir was ruled by Hindu king and had mixed population of hindus, sikhs and muslims. As the King dithered, Pakistan attacked Kashmir in a bid to snatch it....immediately after independence. The King soon acceded to India. India forces repelled Pak with the help of British military still in India. Pakistan never returned the portions it occupied thus, illegally, and continues to make insurgences...terrorising/killing hindus and sikhs in the hope that they would leave Kashmir.
Kashmir is a beautiful place. It attracts tourism from all over the world.
It is an integral part of India and so it shall remain!!!
- Devils AdvocateLv 78 years ago
Pakistan can't even run the land it already has, and it still wants more. They have screwed up their own country and now they want to screw up part of India as well. That abortion of a country and it's two faced leaders should be walled off from the rest of the world and put into quarantine. The leaders who negotiated the separaton from India after the last war wanted Kashmir at that time, as there were a large number of Muslims there.
- Anonymous8 years ago
well many rivers are originating in Kashmir which then flow into Pakistan, keeping our meadows and pastures green so that our goats can feed. If India gets Kashmir them hindus shall construct huge dams and bring industry to the kashmir valley effectively cutting off our water and polluting it. If we get kashmir we will use it to make more meadows for our goats.....Pakistan's economy is heavily dependent on this
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- 3 years ago
Kashmir is known as the crown of India but pakistan will never have it.
- 8 years ago
The sources of the river Indus lie in Kashmir and Pakistan's agriculture is more or less dependent on the water form this river.
Its also psychological like the way in the cold war neither USA nor the USSR would back the hell off. They just don't want to quit cause whoever backs off would be the failure so they'll keep fighting till the world ends.
Plus in 1947 Kashmir voted in a referendum that they wanted to be a part of Pakistan. Pakistan just wants what Kashmir wanted. Nehru was too stuck up trying to hold on to Kashmir and Mountbatten was too busy watching his wife's little fling with nehru.
Plus Kashmir is muslim so can't sure as hell let that go to India who don't really have a very good track record of being nice to Muslims.
- Misty BlueLv 78 years ago
In short, Pakistan holds that:
The popular Kashmiri insurgency demonstrates that the Kashmiri people no longer wish to remain within India. Pakistan suggests that this means that Kashmir either wants to be with Pakistan or independent.
According to the two-nation theory, which is one of the theories that is cited for the partition that created India and Pakistan, Kashmir should have been with Pakistan, because it has a Muslim majority.
India has shown disregard to the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the United Nations Commission in India and Pakistan by failing to hold a plebiscite to determine the future allegiance of the state.
The Kashmiri people have now been forced by circumstances to uphold their right of self-determination through militancy. Pakistan claims to give the Kashmiri insurgents moral, ethical and military support (see 1999 Kargil Conflict).
Recent protests in Indian-administered Kashmir attracted a large number of people to massive rallies that took place to oppose Indian control of the state.
Pakistan points to the violence that accompanies elections in Indian Kashmir and the anti Indian sentiments expressed by some people in the state.
Pakistan has noted the widespread use of extrajudicial killings in Indian-administered Kashmir carried out by Indian security forces while claiming they were caught up in encounters with militants. These encounters are commonplace in Indian-administered Kashmir. The encounters go largely uninvestigated by the authorities, and the perpetrators are spared criminal prosecution.
Pakistan points towards reports from the United Nations which condemn India for its human rights violations against Kashmiri people. Human rights organizations have strongly condemned Indian troops for widespread rape and murder of innocent civilians while accusing these civilians of being militants.
The Chenab formula was a compromise proposed in the 1960s, in which the Kashmir valley and other Muslim-dominated areas north of the Chenab river would go to Pakistan, and Jammu and other Hindu-dominated regions would go to India.Source(s): wiki
- kefauverLv 44 years ago
Jin variety ke naam apne point out kiye hai, wo to utna hi mitha bolte hai jo ek tabke ko candy lage. You forgot the call of Nitish Kumar additionally. Inki G me dam nahi hai ki kahmiri pandit aur sardaron ke liye bol sake
- 8 years ago
it's more like the people there (majority are Muslims) want to join pakistan but india and china want to acquire the land as well. I think it's all about expanding land. Imperialism?
Also, it is a great place for agriculture.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Simply making acreage for allah