Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Hardcover | July 19, 2011

byChristopher Snedden

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Azad (Free) Jammu and Kashmir (JandK)) is that part of Kashmir within Pakistan, separated by a Line of Control from Indian territory. This book is a rarity: it offers a fresh interpretive history of the largely forgotten four million people of Azad Kashmir. The author contends that in October1947, pro-Pakistan Muslims in south-western JandK 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 Kashmirisconsidered their administration to be the only legitimate government in JandK and expected that it would rule after JandK 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 JandK, hoping that they may survive and prosper without recourse to either of their biggerneighbours. Snedden concludes his book by assessing the various proposals to resolve Azad Kashmir's international status and the broader Kashmir dispute.

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Azad (Free) Jammu and Kashmir (JandK)) is that part of Kashmir within Pakistan, separated by a Line of Control from Indian territory. This book is a rarity: it offers a fresh interpretive history of the largely forgotten four million people of Azad Kashmir. The author contends that in October1947, pro-Pakistan Muslims in south-western ...

Christopher Snedden is an Australian politico-strategic analyst, author and academic specialising in South Asia. His consultancy, Asia Calling, consults to government, business and universities. He has visited JandK frequently to undertake research and has interviewed many elder statesmen involved in the Kashmir dispute.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 1.3 inPublished:July 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199327467

ISBN - 13:9780199327461

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