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Kashmir Conflict brought to UN

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In a recent address to the UN General Assembly, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, warned of a possible future ‘bloodbath’ between Pakistan and India over the long-disputed region of Kashmir. There have been a number of ceasefire violations reported against both India and Pakistan in Kashmir, one of the most militarized regions in the world.

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Links

“Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters”
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-49234708

“Pakistan warns India its actions in Kashmir could provoke war”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/27/pakistan-india-kashmir-provoke-war-nuclear-states-imran-khan

“Kashmir under lockdown: All the latest updates”
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/india-revokes-kashmir-special-status-latest-updates-190806134011673.html

“Article 370 move on Kashmir was PM Modi’s tribute to martyred jawans: Amit Shah”
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/amit-shah-kashmir-article-370-move-tribute-to-indian-soldiers-1604671-2019-09-30

“‘Time to write correct history’: Amit Shah on scrapping Article 370 in Kashmir”
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/time-to-write-correct-history-amit-shah-on-scrapping-article-370-in-kashmir/story-RCcZMeHaFoBkUKUJxWiLON.html

“Malaysian PM says India ‘invaded, occupied’ Kashmir at UNGA”
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/malaysian-pm-says-india-invaded-occupied-kashmir-at-unga/articleshow/71362388.cms

“India’s risky Kashmir power grab, explained”
https://www.vox.com/2019/8/5/20754813/india-kashmir-article-370-modi-hindu-muslim

Assessment

  • Writing: Explain the political history of the region and the IR theory that might best explain the likelihood of war between India and Pakistan.
  • Debate: India is justified in imposing a curfew and revoking Kashmir’s semi-independent status under Article 370.
  • Poll: Is this harsh rhetoric used by world leaders at the UN simply political posturing? Or do you think conflict in the region will escalate?
  • Short Answer: What steps can the international community take (if any) to ensure peace in the region?

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