Majority of Kashmir is de facto under India’s control. India being a secular country, accession to India helped its cause. Ground realities in Kashmir have definitely changed, and are not the same now as in 1948 and 1952.
Pakistan has altered the demographics of the portion of occupied Kashmir, and also annexed parts by it. In fact, it has acted even beyond it. Not much is heard about the annexation and parting of Kashmir anyways from the Hurriyat.
Why Pakistan and India should now run the risk of losing a part of it by including Hurriyat or anyone else in the parleys? Who are the Hurriyat by the way? What have they achieved for Kashmir and the Kashmiris? Are they even united? Are they the majority or kingship? Definitely no!
Plebiscite cannot and will not happen now. So let us not waste time here. Force cannot resolve it. The United Nations cannot force anything. No major power will override here. Agitations and meaningless sloganeering has been muzzled and curbed. So what can be done now?
Live peacefully and allow things to become normal or continue to create chaos and confusion. Political settlement is possible but what kind of it is acceptable. It is a big question, and not easy to find.
People of foreign decent should be allowed to go back to their countries or any part under Pakistan’s control, if they wish. This was never their land anyway. This is just one option but it would or should not be acceptable.
Let Kashmir remain under the control of true Kashmiris, and all those who wish to remain in peace and prosper.
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