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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
Kashmir should be a part of India.
The Instrument of Accession
(IOA) signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, to accede to India, was legally valid.
Kashmir has cultural and historical links to India.
Integration with India is beneficial for the Kashmiri people.
The Indian state has continuously carried out mass atrocities in Indian held Kashmir. They have therefore ceded the moral right to the territory.
Kashmiris do not want to be a part of India.
Since the 1990s, India has avoided and
thwarted any attempts
at the UN's recommended plebiscite in the region and any third party mediation.