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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
Kashmiri independence is not viable.
An independent Kashmir would be a safe haven for terrorist organizations.
China would be unlikely to support Kashmir becoming independent. As the major global power in Asia, if China chooses not to support Kashmiri independence this could undermine the viability of an independent Kashmir.
Indian opposition to Kashmiri independence makes the project unworkable.
Kashmir is not a single region; it is multiple regions. It makes no sense for it to have a single government.
Even if Kashmir was independent, Pakistan would continue trying to exert influence over it, undermining its sovereignty and viability, including its ability to have an independent foreign policy.
An independent Kashmir is economically viable.
Since Pakistan supports the holding of a
to decide the fate of Kashmir, it is likely to accept the result if it shows that the majority of Kashmiris want independence.