Breath-taking scenery, multi-patterned landscapes, snow-powdered mountains and peaks, beautiful people, clear lakes, lush haze and forests are only a few wonders one comes across in the valley of Kashmir. Its values and traditions not only describe the rich Muslim culture but also reflect a well crafted civilization. For many facts, these reasons account for Kashmir’s present state of affairs.
The vale of Kashmir is also a key factor for manipulating the political and economic conditions of Central and South Asia. With an area of 86,000 sq miles, Kashmir was destined for greedy hands. As the fate decided, a land which was once an independent state fell into a chaotic dispute between two rivals.
One cannot help but admire the serene charm and exquisite elegance of the vale. Far beyond any shadows of doubt Kashmir is the bounded paradise on earth. Pity but, that of all the places on earth Kashmir ranks amongst the most disputed ones. With that being said, no one can take away even a fragment of Kashmir’s dignified beauty.
DISPUTED KASHMIR CHRONICLES:
Arising form the unrest of the war of independence, one could have never guessed the issue will prevail for centuries. After the independence of subcontinent what remained from freedom was this vale, both newly born fighting as if it were a rattle. Years 1947, 1965 and 1999 hold blood smears and massacres of Indo-Pak wars over Kashmir. In 1948, UN ordered a cease fire but with no beneficiaries as the call of plebiscite was not responded by India. Not only this, the UN has been trying to call out the fierce rivalry in form of different pacts and resolution yielding only a timely settlement in the region.
After the occupation of different territories in Kashmir, India now administers 43% while Pakistan secured 37% and the rest of 20% under Chinese dominion. Riots and massacres carried on and kashmiryats were the only ones to face the music. Affecting economic, social and personal lives, the dispute never rendered enough, even for the people to grow at their own will. Tourism, demo graphs, lifestyle and culture all being heavily spiked through, with the ongoing military agony imposed by India.
The death of Sheikh Abdullah and his son taking over as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir resulted in diminishing his favor for the Indian federation, only to be dismissed by Indira Gandhi. Later he formed an alliance with Indian government. The alliance proved to be a warning for kashmiri freedom fighters. Pakistan set out to reform this civilian discontent into an armed insurgence. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, with the aid of Pakistan, committed to challenge India’s control over the state. JKLF and India remained head to head with vengeance on both sides.
The ever swinging moods and nature of insurgency from a phenomenon supported by external forces to a domestic driven movement could not stop India from sending troops in large numbers to the border and cracking down on the...