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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
Kashmiri independence is necessary to bring an end to the violence in the region.
If the status quo is allowed to continue, there will always be a risk of far worse violence in future.
The presence of so many troops and armed forces in the reason is in and of itself a cause of violence. After independence, their numbers would be substantially reduced.
The Kashmir state has the capacity to act as a
lying between Pakistan and India. Rather than escalating conflict, it could prevent conflict between the countries.
China currently uses the
threat of further military action
in Kashmir as a foreign policy tool against India. If Kashmir were independent it could no longer be used as a bargaining chip against India.
Religious tensions are likely to increase in an independent Kashmir.
If Kashmir cannot sustain a stable government and military this may cause further violence in the region.