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Should Kashmir Be An Independent State?
Since the 1990s, India has avoided and
thwarted any attempts
at the UN's recommended plebiscite in the region and any third party mediation.
This shows that India is uninterested in the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
UNSC Resolution 1172 urges the need to resolve the dispute through
without the need for a plebiscite.
UNSC Resolution 47
cannot be implemented since Pakistan failed to
its forces from Kashmir, which was the first step in implementing the resolution
The UN resolutions on Kashmir are not
by the Security Council, and are purely
Engagement of Kashmiri citizens in Indian democracy shows that they accept the sovereignty of India. Therefore a plebiscite is not needed.
A plebiscite would not take account of all views relevant to the future of Kashmir.