invite you to discuss…
70 Years of the Kashmir Issue...
Is there a Way Forward?
withVictoria 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
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.
KashmirConflict11-21-16flier copy 3.pdf
Background on Kashmir
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