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70 Years of the Kashmir Issue... Is there a Way Forward?

  • November 21, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • UC Riverside Highlander Union Building (HUB) #269, 900 University Ave., Riverside 92521
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the
UC Riverside Global Issues Forum

invite you to discuss…

70 Years of the Kashmir Issue...
Is there a Way Forward?


Victoria Schofield, British historian and author
on East Asia

Monday, November 21, 2016
4:30 – 6:00 pm

UC Riverside Highlander Union Building (HUB) #269

Program is Free, Preregistration Not Required
Parking Fee

Conflict in Kashmir is an example of the type of unintended consequences that so often follow the “peace process” of a major war. Britain promised India independence after World War II. Since British rule had used division of religious and ethnic groups as an administrative tool, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 seemed the logical path to peace. Kashmir did not fit neatly into the Muslim-Hindu division. It was ruled by Hindu kings, but with some exceptions, the majority of the population was Muslim. The Hindu king chose to join India in the partition but many people of the region objected. The conflict in Kashmir involves three countries – India, Pakistan, and China, as well as the Kashmiri people. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir and India and China have fought over Aksai Chin, a disputed territory. The conflict has heated up again this fall.  

  • Why has violence flared up again recently?’
  • What do the Kashmiris want?
  • Are there achievable solutions?

                More information? Download the flier

KashmirConflict11-21-16flier copy 3.pdf

Background on Kashmir

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