The Kashmir issue getting into heat more than ever, with the Arundathi Roy controversy. My thoughts are not interested in debating whether she has done a mistake or not by making such statements. Rather, there is a much more important issue everyone is forgetting in the wake of patriotism of rest of India or Aazadi of Kashmiris. If Aazad Kashmir is created as an autonomous state, will it be safe? Will the peace really sustain? Is Kashmir powerful enough to enjoy sovereignty amidst three nuclear nations haunting make it their colonies?
Now, at present India has given 1/3rd of Kashmir to Pakistan (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir), and China already is in control of another 1/6th- the Aksai Chin (Since the Sino-Indian war). So, a neutral eye would say that all three are now even Stevens. But then the problem is, the greed- to ask for more. If you ask me, this is the best possible combination to start building up peace in Kashmir. India has shown its willingness for peace by keeping quiet even if more than 40% of Kashmir is not under its control, so why can’t the other two nations do the same? It clearly proves that it is them who are responsible for violence in Kashmir (Pakistan primarily.)
In this situation, if Kashmir wants its own country, is it not making a horrendous mistake? Clearly, it can be safe only if it chooses to be with India. It cannot survive in the middle of three power-hungry nations. So, now the only option is compromise, and other options would only accelerate violence in Kashmir.
So, Booker woman, think again! you seemed so much sympathetic to Kashmiris; and if you really are, think again about this.