Kashmir Conflict

Archive Report

Indian-Pakistan Quarrel Over Kashmir

Duration and Depth of Post-Partition Dispute

After a decade's effort by the United Nations to bring India and Pakistan to agreement on Kashmir, the status of that province at the western end of the great Himalayan mountain range is still in dispute. Around half of Kashmir has been virtually annexed by India and the remainder by Pakistan, but neither country will relinquish claim to the whole territory. When Frank P. Graham, U.N. mediator, recently proposed resumption of negotiations under his auspices, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru would have none of it. On April 3 he called the Graham proposal “totally and absolutely unacceptable” because it took no note of India's charge that Pakistan had been guilty of aggression against India in 1947 ...

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