Kashmir-The Untold Story

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HarperCollins Publishers India, Dec 1, 2013 - Political Science - 460 pages
A radical new look at the largely forgotten four million people of Azad Kashmir - the part of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, and separated by a Line of Control from Indian territory In Kashmir: The Unwritten History, politico-strategic analyst Christopher Snedden contends that in October 1947, pro-Pakistan Muslims in southwestern J&K instigated the Kashmir dispute - not Pashtun tribesmen invading from Pakistan, as India has consistently claimed. Later called Azad Kashmiris, these people, Snedden argues, are legitimate stakeholders in an unresolved dispute. He provides comprehensive new information that critically examines Azad Kashmir's administration, economy, political system and its subordinate relationship with Pakistan. Azad Kashmiris considered their administration to be the only legitimate government in J&K and expected that it would rule after J&K was re-unified by a UN-supervised plebiscite. This poll has never been conducted and Azad Kashmir has effectively, if not yet legally, become a (dependent) part of Pakistan. Long disenchanted with Islamabad, some Azad Kashmiris now favour independence for J&K, hoping that they may survive and prosper without recourse to either of their bigger neighbours. Snedden concludes by assessing the various proposals that have been mooted to resolve Azad Kashmir's international status and the broader Kashmir dispute.

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This person does not have any knowledge of problem of kashmir.kashmir including pakistan occupied kashmir which is also called as enslaved kashmir by India is also integral part of India along with Aksai chin.This author i think have taken money from pakistani government to befool world but world knows everything. 

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About the author (2013)

Christopher Snedden is an Australian politico-strategic analyst, author, and academic specializing in South Asia. His consultancy, Asia Calling, works with governments, businesses and universities. He frequently visits Jammu and Kashmir to conduct research, and has interviewed many elder statesmen involved in the Kashmir dispute.

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