Conflict in Kashmir


This religious conflict is in Kashmir which is an Indian subcontinent. The two religion involved in this conflict are Islam and Hinduism and the two countries involved are Pakistan and India. The dominant religion in Kashmir is Islam, 66.97% of the population are Muslim, 29.63% are Hindu, 2.03% are Sikhs and 1.36% Buddhists and Christians.

Differences & Similarities

The differences between Hinduism and Islam are many for one Hindus believe in multiple gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Kali, Ganesha and many more but Hindus believe Brahma is their main god. Muslims believe in one god Allah and his prophet Muhammad.Hindus believe the Vedas are absolute truth and Muslims believe the Qur'an is absolute truth.They both believe prayer should be made to their god(s). Polygamy is accepted in both religions. Also Muslims and Hindus take of their shoes before they go into their place of worship.

How It All Started ?

This conflict began in 1947 when Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession, ceding Kashmir to India on October 26. When at the time Kashmir had a large Muslim majority. After that there was war after war between China, India, and Pakistan like the Sino-Indian War of 1962, Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and many others.

Is There a Chance for Peace ?

There has been attempts at peace between Pakistan and India like in 1948 when the united nations told Pakistan to back off but Pakistan didn’t and On January 1, 1949, a ceasefire was agreed, with 65 per cent of the territory under Indian control and the remainder with Pakistan. In 1972 Indira Gandhi, the Indian prime minister, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, her Pakistani opposite number (and father of Benazir Bhutto, a later Pakistani premier), signed the Simla Agreement, which reiterated the promises made in Tashkent.The two sides once again agreed to resolve the issue peacefully, as domestic issues dominated. I don't believe there is a chance for peace in Kashmir with all that I have read but maybe there is a chance in the future if Pakistan or India decides to give up Kashmir or if the both decide to live peacefully but if this conflict continues I think Afghanistan and Tajikistan might get involved because they are so close to Kashmir.

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