August 11, The Iran Project – Kashmir issue will not be easily solved since some countries and political groups are pursuing their own interests and do not allow the problem be resolved, said Iranian expert in the affairs of Indian subcontinent, Reza Alaei, examining the roots of Kashmir crisis.
Calling Kasmir crisis an international issue that cannot be compared to other disputed issues in the region, like Nagorno-Karabakh, Reza Alaei said we should try to defend people’s rights and do not let the situation worsen.
200 million Muslims live in India and if the country wants the peaceful life between them to continue, it should solve Kashmir crisis wisely, Alaei stressed.
Tens of thousands of people have died in Kashmir since the late 1980s, when an armed rebellion began against the Indian rule over the territory.
Since India and Pakistan won independence from the British rule in 1947, the rivaling neighbors have been claiming the region in full but have partial control over it.
India controls two-thirds of Kashmir while the remaining one-third is under the Pakistani rule.
India often blames Pakistan for “rebel” attacks in the region, accusing Islamabad of giving arms to pro-independence fighters and sending them across the borderline to launch attacks on Indian forces.
India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers deployed in the restive territory.