By Luv Puri
Since the partition of the Asian subcontinent in 1947, clash has raged in Kashmir, and the conflict among India and Pakistan over this coveted territory has resulted in the emergence of Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered parts. whereas the social and political stipulations within the former were generally mentioned, even specialists lack serious wisdom of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir (PAJK), really its political, cultural, and social realities.
Luv Puri presents sorely-needed research of the an important pre-independence social and political techniques that polarized the kingdom in addition to the violence that devastated the quarter in the course of partition. He then follows the influence of those occasions on Pakistan's Punjab province and the resultant influence on Pakistan's place towards the Jammu and Kashmir factor. the connection among Pakistan and PAJK is an important element of Puri's learn. He lines the historical past of migration from Mirpur to Britain and the Mirpuri diaspora's major aid of early militant actions in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989. established in PAJK, this insurgency promised to unfastened Kashmir from either Indian and Pakistani forces. Puri additionally discusses the pro-independence struggle's many modifications, from its inception to the current day. An unique and revealing quantity, Across the road of Control majorly contributes to literature at the area and the function of PAJK in higher Jammu and Kashmir tensions.
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Publicity with regard to plebiscite in the AK territory. 2. Field work and publicity in the Indian-occupied area of the State. 3. Organization of political activities in the AK territory and the Indian-occupied area of the State. 4. Preliminary arrangements in connection with the plebiscite. 5. Organization for contesting the plebiscite. 53 54 across the loc 6. Political work and publicity among the Kashmiri refugees in Pakistan. 7. 32 Following are some of the significant powers which the council enjoys, which illustrates the magnitude of its influence over PAJK.
The sudden change came a few months after the Pakistan People’s Party assumed power in Islamabad. ’ His father, Sardar Abdul Qayoom Khan, one of the most prominent pro-Pakistan voices in the region for decades, had begun to support Pervez Musharraf ’s policy of reconciliation with India on Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, more than a year later, Atique Khan came back as the prime minister of the region. Farooq Haider, the deposed prime minister of PAJK, accused the Pakistan People’s Party-led federal government of uniting with his political rivals in the state, which resulted in his resignation.
7 Author Aitzaz Ahsan postulates that present-day Pakistan stood as a cultural unit for centuries and was quite distinct from India. 8 The theory of the ethno-cultural homogeneity of present-day Pakistan needs to be qualified: Punjabis in Pakistan are ethno-culturally closer to Punjabis in India than to Pushto-speaking Pakistanis in the Frontier province who are, in turn, closer to the Pashtuns in Afghanistan than to Punjabis or Sindhis. Similarly, the Kashmiri language, which is of Dardic origin, has little in common with, ethnically and culturally, any part of Pakistan.
Across the Line of Control. Inside Azad Kashmir by Luv Puri