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Faiza Parveen

8/23/2013
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The term Line of Control (LOC) known as Asia's Berlin wall  refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani-controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir—a line which, to this day, does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary but is the de facto border. Originally known as the "Cease-fire Line", it was redesignated as the "Line of Control" following the Simla Agreement, which was signed on 3 July 1972. The part of the former princely state that is under Indian control is known as the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The two parts of the former princely state that are under Pakistani control are known as Gilgit–Baltistan andAzad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).  India is repeatedly resorting to aggression at the Loc in which several Pakistani citizens, including soldiers, have been killed and injured as well as they violated Loc.

LOC- Line of Control between India and Pakistan

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ine of Control has always been the bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Some call it a geographical necessity. Some call it a political blunder. The entire stretch of the Line of Control between the Indian held Kashmir and the areas of the state under Pakistan control known as Azad Kashmir is a soldier nightmare. The Loc in the Indian territory resembles thousands of Check Point Charlie at the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. The 800-km curved line does not follow any well defined geographical feature and often a house has its courtyard in India and other rooms in Pakistan. Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 50 years. Currently a boundary- the Line of Control – divided the region in two, with one part administrated by India and one by Pakistan. India would like to formalise this status quo and make it the accepted international boundary. But Pakistan and Kashmir activists reject this plan because they both want greator control over the...

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