Forgotten conflicts: Kashmir
Saturday lecture by Sten Widmalm
Oppdatert onsdag 11. juli 2018, kl. 12:1912:19
Kashmir er et av verdens mest militariserte område. Konfliktens opprinnelse forklares vanligvis med delingen av Britisk India i 1947, da Kashmir ble delt i to mellom India og det nyopprettede Pakistan. Begge partene har siden den gang gjort krav på hele Kashmir, mens mange av landets innbyggere ønsker uavhengighet. Sten Widmalm er professor i statsvitenskap ved Uppsala universitet og vil gi oss innblikk i Kashmirs historie og dagens situasjon. Foredraget fant sted 10. februar 2018.
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Kashmir stands close to the soldiers of the Pakistan and India nuclear powers as hail in the world's most militarized area. This is where most of us know about this complex conflict, where about 50,000 people have lost their lives.
The origin of the conflict is usually explained by the split of British India in 1947, when Kashmir was split in two between India and the newly created Pakistan. Both parties have since claimed the entire Kashmir, while many of the country's residents want independence.
With a Muslim majority in the population but a Hindu Maharaja seeking support from the Indian side, religious divides have been a central part of the conflict since the split. Kashmir is rich in natural resources and has a strategically important location for both India and Pakistan. China has also occupied an area northeast of the Indian part of the country. Is this beautiful mountain country doomed to eternal war?
Sten Widmalm is Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University and will give us an insight into Kashmir's history and the current situation.