Democracy and Peace is Still in Process in Jammu AndKashmir
1Ab. Rouf Shiekh
Jammu and Kashmir, a contentious issue between two nuclear powered states since 1947. The geographical area of Jammu and Kashmir is asymmetrically distributed between India and Pakistan. Both countries have tried to maintain the peace in their respective jurisdictions. India in particular has tried myriad models in order to maintain peace in the region. The restiveness in the Kashmir has largely been fomented by its neighbour. Since the separatism began in Kashmir, New Delhi has used various mechanisms to absorb the secessionist tendencies in the valley as has been the case with every large democracy around the world. These mechanisms include both―iron- fist policies, lot of soft author it a rian is mand shrewd diplomacy. The convergence and divergence of peace building exercise has seen lot of highs and lows since 1947. This paper analyses those measures through peace building lenses and what has been the overall trajectory of thoseefforts.
Peace-building, Democracy, Authoritarianism, Diplomacy, Separatism, Policies