Monday, March 29, 2010

Kashmir: From the perspective of a common Indian (Part - II)


The claims against Jammu and Kashmir being an Indian territory is generally dependent on the Pakistani belief that Maharaja Hari Singh, the then King of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was not the true representative of the J&K regions populace, as he was a Hindu King and the Kashmir region had the majority Muslim population.
If such is the belief on which Pakistani claims are based then i don't know what is their stance on Gilgit-Baltistan region with majority Shia population as opposed to Pakistan's majority Sunni population.

Pakistani authorities claim that citizens of Indian Kashmir are harassed by Indian army but they never mention that they have taken all the rights of the Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas) and the Pakistani occupied territory of Kashmir (Azad Kashmir) region. Even the wikipedia states:

"Pakistan as an Islamic Republic imposes multiple restrictions on peoples religious freedom in areas of Kashmir under its control. Shias and Ismailis are subject to discrimination and have been targets of sectarian violence. The majority of population of Northern Areas is Shia unlike rest of Pakistan which is majority Sunni. The constitution of Azad Kashmir specifically prohibits activities that may be prejudicial to the states accession to Pakistan and as such regularly suppresses demonstrations against the government."

(*to be continued*)

6 comments:

  1. I can't believe this..
    you are asking this question from me ?? (*honest smile*)

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  2. Yes I am.Who are sunnis and Shias? *sarcastic smile*

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  3. wiki it lady..
    u'll come to know 'bout 'em.

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  4. They are MUSLIMS as you ALSO know.Hope you got the point I was trying to make.

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  5. Nah.. i didn't got your point.
    please elaborate.

    (But if you are tryin to tell me that Shia's, Sunni's, Ismaili's, Bohra's etc. are Muslims..then yes ma'am..i know that)

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