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Musharraf mulls Kashmir solution

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posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 01:35 AM
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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said Pakistan would give up its claim on the region of Kashmir if India accepted some of his peace proposals.

Gen Musharraf called for a phased withdrawal of troops in the region and self-governance for the locals.

He said he would give up the claim to Kashmir "if this solution comes up".

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Musharraf plan seems sound enough although I that there is to much distrust on both sides for such a plan to go ahead. Any measure that would help to defuse the region is a good thing.
Do any members have any thoughts on the matter ?




posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 09:15 AM
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He wants Indian troops removed from Indian Kashmir so that his militancy pet project can start bearing fruit again.
Its almost dead as of now; esp since the local population have rejected the militancy..



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 10:51 AM
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posted by xpert11


Pakistani President Musharraf has said Pakistan would give up its claim on the region of Kashmir if India accepted some of his peace proposals. Gen Musharraf called for a phased withdrawal of troops in the region and self-governance for the locals. He said he would give up the claim to Kashmir "if this solution comes up."


The Musharraf plan seems sound enough although I think there is to much distrust on both sides for such a plan to go ahead. Any measure that would help to defuse the region is a good thing. Do any members have any thoughts on the matter ? [Edited by Don W]



The United Nations Resolution 1514 of December 14, 1960, on the “Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples,” states in its salient operative paragraphs:
1.The subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and cooperation.

2. All peoples have the right to self-determination, by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development . . “

My memory is that Kashmir is a region of about 45,000 square miles and maybe 15-20,000,000 people. India “oversees’ about 2/3rds of the land and Pakistan exercises control over the other third. One survey done a few yes ago found 70% of the people wanted to be independent of both Pakistan and India. Unlikely. Because of its location near the Himalaya Mountains, the prevailing winds bring plentiful water to the region. The climate is moderated, too. Often called “Paradise” because it is one spot of green in a region best know for its arid, brown conditions. India, with 1.1 billion people to feed, does not want to give away any land that produces more than it consumes.

It seems likely the issue of Kashmir will be settled the same time the Israeli and Occupied Territories, Gaza, East Jerusalem and Golan are settled.

alumnus.caltech.edu...
www.lib.utexas.edu...
www.kashmirtimes.com...
From India jammukashmir.nic.in...



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