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Question by  francoaraujo (18)

What was the Kashmire Conflict?

I know that the conflict occurred in Asia but do not understand why it happened.


Answer by  mook (32)

The Kashmire conflict is a territorial dispute over Kashmir, a region in South Asia. The countries involved are China, Pakistan, and India. India claims Kashmire as part of its country. Pakistan claims the people of Kashmir should determine their own future. China claims it as part of Tibet.


Answer by  Chris48 (475)

The Kashmir Conflict is a dispute among India, Pakistan, and China. India and Pakistan split after the colony won independence in 1947 and all three country occupy parts of the disputed border region. India and Pakistan have warred over the territory three times and India and China once.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

British India was partitioned into India and Pakistan when the British rule ended. In princely states the prince could choose India or Pakistan. The state of Kashmir was ruled by a Hindu prince, but the population was 77% Muslim. Pakistan attempted to force the prince to their side; in reaction, he acceded to India. Pakistan has never accepted this decision.


Answer by  jclick (1561)

The region of Kashmir is claimed in part by Pakistan and in part by India and neither country recognizes the claims of the other which has led to armed conflict.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Kashmir was ruled by Hindu princes over majority-Muslim population. When India and Pakistan split, all border areas were given a choice of whether to join mostly-Hindu India or all-Muslim Pakistan. Kashmir's princes chose to join India, while most of the population wanted to go to Pakistan. Since the province contains major passes into the Himalayas, India fights to keep it.


Answer by  monkeydrone (233)

Kashmir is a dispuetd portion of land that lays on the Indian- Pakistani border. These two countries have had words and wars over this peice of land.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Kashmir is a strategic location between historic rivals India and Pakistan. Both nations claim the piece of land which is currently under the control of India. The conflict has to do with this being a strategic location between two hostile states.

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