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Indo-Pak Relations

  • Date Submitted: 06/11/2013 07:59 AM
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INDO PAK RELATIONS ( PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES).
Two independent sovereign dominions were born on Aug 14-15 1947.The two dominions India and Pak were created by a law enacted by British Parliament to grant independence to the then British India and divide it.Pak was carved out of British INDIA because   according to the muslim league, led by Jinnah India consisted of not one but two people, hindus and muslims. That is why it demanded Pak , a separate country for muslims INC did not belived in Jinaah’s “two nation theory” but several political develop in 1940s, the political competition btw the Congress and the League and the British role led to the decision for the creation of Pakistan and partition on religious bases took place.
It was not first time that the world had witnessed the creation of new nation states and boundaries by the victors of wars or imperial forces. The creation of Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Israel and various nations in Africa are example of this strategy. But geographically, historically and culturally no other two states have so much common as these India & Pak have. But it is strange that despite these similarity relations between these two states not so much smooth and peaceful. Roots of this kind of relationship between India-Pakistan can be seen in the colonial history of Indian   subcontinent. British colonial rules established a tradition by the partition of this subcontinent that creates a chain of struggles, disputes and instability in the region.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained by a number of historical and political issues, and are defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir dispute and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations. Consequently, even though the two South Asian nations share historic, cultural, geographic, and economic links, their relationship has been plagued by hostility and suspicion. After the dissolution of the British Raj in 1947, two...

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