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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
Kashmir should be a part of Pakistan.
Pakistan has shown greater consideration for fixing the problems of violence and oppression in Kashmir than other actors, and is consequently likely to be able to form the most effective government in the region.
Integration with Pakistan is beneficial for the Kashmiri people.
Kashmir has a
population, and Pakistan was built specifically to provide a
homeland for Indian Muslims.
Pakistan-controlled Kashmir has been rated "not free" while the rest of Pakistan and India-controlled Kashmir are rated "partially free" by
(map on page 13). This indicates the Pakistani government may not be interested in the welfare of Kashmiris.
Kashmiris do not want to be a part of Pakistan.