Author: Bilal Hussain
A freelancer and writer. In 2009 he attended the McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Reporting Program Courses, supported by The International Center for Journalists. He was also the sub-editor, ‘Business section’ Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Times. His principal interests are conflict economy, capital markets, developmental sector and ecological economics.
Is Independent Kashmir Viable?
In the present day world-order and given the historical perspective, can Independent Kashmir [IK] exist? Moreover, regarding the small area and population of the region, will it be practical? Given the poor educational status, the IK could be a breeding ground for ‘Islamic Jihadist’. And the much talked about issues are: security, land locked region, economic dependency and many more which are often raised. The most obvious question to be followed should be: Is an Independent Kashmir practical and a viable solution? Let’s examine it through various dimensions: