Was Kashmir an independent country?

Was Kashmir an independent country?

Kashmir was neither as large nor as old an independent state as Hyderabad; it had been created rather off-handedly by the British after the first defeat of the Sikhs in 1846, as a reward to a former official who had sided with the British.

Does Kashmir have its own government?

Jammu and Kashmir is administered by the Republic of India within the framework of a federal parliamentary republic as a union territory, like the union territory of Puducherry, with a multi-party democratic system of governance. Until 2019, it was governed as a state administered by India.

Why did Kashmir become part of India in 1947?

In August 1947, Kashmir was an independent state. However, within a month, Pakistan’s armies were closing in Srinagar and the king was left with no option but to join India. The king had no power to stop a major army in its gates. There lies the problem.

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Who is involved in the Jammu and Kashmir conflict?

China has also been involved in the conflict in a third-party role. Both India and Pakistan claim the entirety of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. India controls approximately 55\% of the land area of the region and 70\% of its population, Pakistan controls approximately 30\% of the land,…

What is the difference between Pakistan and China in Kashmir?

Pakistan claims most of the region based on its Muslim -majority population, whereas China claims the largely uninhabited regions of Aksai Chin and the Shaksgam Valley. The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict over the Kashmir region, primarily between India and Pakistan, with China playing a third-party role.

Why is India angry with Pakistan over Kashmir?

India blames Pakistan for stirring the unrest by backing separatist militants in Kashmir – a charge its neighbour denies. Now a sudden change to Kashmir’s status on the Indian side has created further apprehension.

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