Broken promises haunt Kashmir’s history and explain its tragedy. “With the lapse of British paramountcy on Aug. 15, 1947, broken promises over Kashmir came not like single spies but in battalions, to borrow from Hamlet. Promises were made by India in 1966, (Tashkent Declaration), 1972, (Shimla Agreement) to negotiate seriously over Kashmiri’s sovereignty. The train of broken promises over Kashmir might be forgiven if the consequences were innocuous or inconsequential. It seems that the UN Security Council has honored India’s indefensible defense of its Kashmir broken promises because of its muscular military, nuclear and economic profile and hegemony in South Asia.
Source: The Nation November 19, 2023 19:22 UTC