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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Kashmir in Hope

The war in Kashmir has torn Southern Asia for decades. A 50 years war between the country of India and the country of Pakistan. After the break up of the British colonial rule over the territory of India and Pakistan, the Hindus and the Muslims saw differences among culture, beliefs, and polices. So the greatest migration of human beings occurred as Muslims went to the newly developed Pakistan, and Hindus migrated to India. Another region, which was created for everyone else, Kashmir, became a battleground against the borders. Kashmir had a Hindu leader, and Muslim people. This leader wished to have Kashmir become apart of the Hindu India. But Pakistan wanted Kashmir for them as well. Both countries have been fighting over this piece of land, and more than 60,000 people have died in this struggle. Troops were deployed left and right to guard the borders from attacks by either side. And still to this day the war continues. As the world moved into the nuclear age, the stakes were raised and both countries became nuclear powers as of 1998. Now threatening with nuclear holocaust, the time for peace needed to be enacted. Though as of present day, India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has removed troops from the northern region of Kashmir. That is not enough. For both countries to be on equal terms both must cease fire. The UN should not do everything. The US needs to continue peace talks and declare the Kashmir region a “world ground.” Meaning all countries have claim to it, and it would serve as a place global research on new technologies and designs by both Pakistan and India. The differences need to be put aside and hope let to breathe.