Global Affairs

Sep 17, 2017

In 1940, at the peak of Muslim Struggle against the British and Hindu domination, Muhammad Ali Jinnah asserted that the issue of sub-continent was an international matter. He supported his point of view with the help of Two-Nation Theory that regards Muslims and Hindus as separate nations politically, culturally and religiously. It was the theory that became decisive point in independence and separation of Pakistan from India. But, a Muslim majority region of Kashmir was compulsorily made an exception to this theory. It was occupied by the Indian troops before the region could decide its accession.

Kashmir fought for its liberation throughout the decades since 1947 but has failed to achieve independence. In the contemporary political scenario, the valley is once again ripe for revolution. Once again, the masses are agitating against the Indian atrocities. But, Pakistan is doing little to cash this moment for the greater benefit of Kashmir. Pakistan needs to reassert Two Nation Theory and declare Kashmir as an International issue. Among others, the greatest challenge Pakistan faces in this regard is its internal political crisis and unconscious acceptance of the status-quo. That is dangerous not only for Pakistan’s legitimate claim over Kashmir but also for the future of this occupies valley. With efficient leadership of Kashmir committee at home and re-invigoration of the Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir; Pakistan can restart the efforts to liberate Kashmir.  

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