Should India or Pakistan control Kashmir, and why or why not?

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kapokkid eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you ask the Kashmiris themselves, you might get the answer that neither one should control the whole region.  There are different groups within the region itself that might side with India, particularly those who are Hindu, the Muslims might side with Pakistan, and the Bhuddists might actually want to be part of Tibet or China, depending on the circumstances.

You could make the argument for either side depending on which perspective you take, but a major part of the problem are the borders which were never drawn by the people living within them but by foreign powers or nations such as India and Pakistan and China without any sort of consultation with the Kashmiris themselves.