Thursday, 24 February 2011

BBC News: The Kashmiri fighters who lost their cause

BBC News Online has published an interesting article today concerning the plight of "freedom fighters" (some would call them "terrorists") battling for Kashmiri independence, free of both India and Pakistan.
In Kashmir, such groups are called pro-independence, as opposed to pro-Pakistan groups that advocate union with Pakistan.

Pakistan and India went to war over Kashmir in 1948. A ceasefire negotiated by the United Nations left the region divided between the two countries, pending a final resolution which still remains elusive.

While initially there was a predominantly pro-Pakistan sentiment across the region, over the last few decades many pro-independence groups have emerged.
It is interesting to read the story of militants caught between two major players in the region.

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