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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

why aren't more of the leading nations of the world stepping in to help make amends between these two countries and try to actively solve the recent Kashmir issue? Many of the “leading nations of the ...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

I will try to touch on all aspects here. Historical: As you have rightly pointed out, Kashmir was ruled by a Hindu ruler during that time(Maharaja Hari Singh). Now, Hari Singh was a stupid ruler. The ...
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Does any country explicitly favour India or Pakistan in the Kashmir conflict?

Supporting Pakistan Due in part to Pakistan's support for Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan supports the Pakistani position on Kashmir. This was most recently affirmed in a ...
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Why doesn't the Indian government hold a referendum in Kashmir?

While democracy is one of the best-liked forms of government, that doesn't mean it is always the best-suited tool to make decisions. An important property of modern democracies is that while adhering ...
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What are the historical claims to Kashmir from India and Pakistan?

This is a burning issue recently. I will try to cover all bases here. TLDR: The region of Jammu & Kashmir is a Muslim-dominated state with a sizeable minority population. Its last Hindu king ...
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Why does India not want any International intervention in the Kashmir Issue?

To invite international arbitration would be to recognize that this is in fact the international issue that it is. But to quote from Wikipedia, "India has officially stated that it believes... Kashmir ...
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Is Article 370 of the Indian constitution regarding Jammu and Kashmir a temporary provision? Can it be removed?

Article 370 is in Part XXI of the Indian constitution "Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions". It was intended as a temporary measure. It was introduced in the 1950s when the Princely ...
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Scrapping of article 370 from Indian Constitution

Yes, article 3 of the Indian Constitution accords the parliament to alter the boundaries of a state or union territory. For this, the state legislature's views are not binding upon the parliament. So, ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

Trump is by nature a foreign policy Jacksonian. This is a school of thought in the US that the proper role of the United States is to not interfere in other countries unless they have actively ...
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Why does India say that Kashmir is an integral and inseparable ('atoot ang') part, but then refuse to talk about Kashmir on an international level?

Probably because The de facto border carved in 1949 worked to India’s territorial and political advantage. The [1949] ceasefire line left the Indians with the bulk of Jammu and Kashmir’s territory (...
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Why doesn't India claim this portion of Kashmir?

I think I've found the answer in Chapter 7: The Disputed India–China Boundary 1948–1960 of the book War and Peace in Modern India by Srinath Raghavan, although the following information can be found ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

The answer is quite simple actually. The only dispute that the two countries have, is with regards to the territory that comprises of the Indian Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, ...
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Is retaining control of Jammu and Kashmir an example of sunk cost fallacy?

The unwillingness of India to consider independence or cession of Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to be an example of the sunk cost fallacy. What is the sunk cost fallacy? The sunk cost fallacy occurs ...
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Is there a limit set by the UN of how many troops are allowed in Kashmir?

I've been through the UNSC resolution on Jammu and Kashmir. They are all over 50 years old, and their relevance today is somewhat doubtful. None give explicit troop numbers. The closest is resolution ...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

You got half the information right. Pakistan was created solely to tend to the Muslims in British India. That does not mean that India was made for the Hindus. In fact, India was open to anyone who ...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

Well, this is a endless debate but still I clear your doubt, India does not want Kashmir, but it is the integral part of Republic of India. At the time of dual theory was being implemented it was said ...
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Why can't Pakistan abandon the Shimla Agreement?

Because India. You can't involve a third party as a meditor without the consent of the second. To expand a little, Pakistan entered the accord because the alternative was worse. The Simla accord is ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

I'll take a contrary view and object that, in my opinion, there is a bit too much implicit expectation in this question that the India-Pakistan issue is solvable by outside intervention. It's not a ...
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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

According to Wikipedia's article on Azad Kashmir: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Urdu: آزاد جموں و کشمیر‎ Āzād Jammū̃ o Kaśmīr, translation: Free Jammu and Kashmir), abbreviated as AJK and commonly known ...
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To what extent do Kashmiri people desire independence?

Phrasing the question in terms of "freedom from Pakistan" is clearly biased towards India. Full independence (from both Pakistan and India) is the most popular option across Kashmir as a whole, but ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Simple answer: Politics Long Answer: International Border is the line that both countries and the rest of the world have agreed upon. Both LOC and LOAC are unofficial control lines which are taken by ...
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Why does India not want any International intervention in the Kashmir Issue?

Because, Kashmir acceded to India and it clarifies that legally it is India's territory. Therefore, the Indian Kashmir Part does not need to be discussed. Only POK and COK is disputed territory ...
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Is Pakistan controlled Kashmir (AJK) an independent state?

Doesn't this Wikipedia article answer your question? It says, in particular, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as simply Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan ...
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Is there any reference which tells media/government of Pakistan or India don't show actual facts whenever there are ceasefire violations on LOC?

I don't think you'll find a single reference that will accurately cover all ceasefire violations. It's a large area and I don't think there are neutral observers who have direct access to the entire ...
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Is Article 370 of the Indian constitution regarding Jammu and Kashmir a temporary provision? Can it be removed?

James K has already covered the historical part as to what was once temporary was later came to be interpreted as permanent, so I'm going to cover the part about removal of the Art 370. I suggest you ...
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What is the fundamental problem of Kashmiri people with India?

Wikipedia has you covered. First, Kashmir article explains the history, with the main pertinent factor being that the population is majority Muslim (and therefore the problem is the same one that ...
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