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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
The Indian state has continuously carried out mass atrocities in Indian held Kashmir. They have therefore ceded the moral right to the territory.
In 2016, India's
in Kashmir led to 17,000 injuries and hundreds of people being blinded and killed.
Indian troops have been responsible for mass
human rights violations
against the people of Kashmir, thereby breeding resentment among the Kashmiris against India.
Since 2001, the Jammu and Kashmir government has attempted to have soldiers held
for their actions in 50 cases, of which 47 were denied by the central government.
The Indian state routinely responds to protests in Kashmir with lethal or semi lethal weaponry such as
, which are capable of blinding people.
Many states have committed atrocities on their own soil, but still maintain legitimate claims on territory.