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By Luv Puri

Since the partition of the Asian subcontinent in 1947, clash has raged in Kashmir, and the conflict among India and Pakistan over this coveted territory has ended in the emergence of Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered parts. whereas the social and political stipulations within the former were greatly mentioned, even specialists lack severe wisdom of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir (PAJK), quite its political, cultural, and social realities.

Luv Puri offers sorely-needed research of the an important pre-independence social and political techniques that polarized the country in addition to the violence that devastated the zone in the course of partition. He then follows the impression of those occasions on Pakistan's Punjab province and the resultant influence on Pakistan's place towards the Jammu and Kashmir factor. the connection among Pakistan and PAJK is an important point of Puri's study. He lines the historical past of migration from Mirpur to Britain and the Mirpuri diaspora's major aid of early militant actions in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989. established in PAJK, this insurgency promised to loose Kashmir from either Indian and Pakistani forces. Puri additionally discusses the pro-independence struggle's many modifications, from its inception to the current day. An unique and revealing quantity, Across the road of Control majorly contributes to literature at the sector and the function of PAJK in higher Jammu and Kashmir tensions.

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The presidential system of government continued for about four years till, in 1974, the parliamentary system was introduced in PAJK, under the 1974 Azad Jammu and Kashmir interim constitution. Omitting ‘interim’ would have diluted the unsettled character of the dispute and implied that Pakistan had accepted the Line of Control as the international border. The constitution was drafted to demonstrate to the world at large that PAJK was a separate nation and to reinforce the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The National Conference played a critical role in protecting Kashmiri Pandits, a Hindu community in the Kashmir valley. In Jammu, there was no leader like Sheikh Abdullah who could use his political and social capital to arrest communal violence. Even the Jammu Muslim leaders largely remained ineffective. Chowdhary Ghulam Abbas, the popular Muslim Conference leader, was arrested and sent to Pakistan through the Sialkot border. Even after Abdullah assumed executive control in November 1947 over the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, he made administrative errors by not fully exploiting the potential of local leaders who could have helped in controlling violence.

Sunni-dominated Rajouri, Poonch and Doda districts d. Buddhist-dominated Ladakh. htm. 12The Limits of Influence: America’s Role in Kashmir, Howard B. Schaffer (Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2009), p. 84. 37 38 across the loc The Pakistani president clearly recognized the cultural diversity in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He identified three regions on the Indian side—Jammu (including Hindu and Muslim areas), the Kashmir valley and Ladakh (including Buddhist and Shia Muslims areas).

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