Interesting Research Paper Topics On The Kashmir Problem
Tensions in Kashmir have been rumbling on since the end of the Second World War. Who would have thought that with all of the problems that the world faces today, such a long-standing dispute would remain so problematic? However, if you have been asked to write a research topic on the subject, then it could be a dream come true. The big question that you need to ask yourself is how do you come up with a truly interesting topic on an age-old problem?
I have spent some time coming up with some topics that you might find helpful:
- 1. Examine the current relationship between India and Pakistan. Are tensions really as high as they were back in 1947/1948?
- 2. Britain and America are frequently accused of not cleaning up the messes that they make in countries such as Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, can the same be said for Kashmir?
- 3. The Kashmir crisis is rooted in Islamic conquests of neighboring territories going back centuries. Can parallels be drawn between Kashmir and the caliphate declared by ISIS in modern day Iraq and Syria?
- 4. Does the widespread international acceptance that the elections of 2014 in the region, signal that an end to the solution might be sight? Explore the present diplomatic position of the U.S. Is enough being done, or has the crisis in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq diverted attention away from Kashmir?
- 5. Is there a likelihood that ISIS could get a foothold in Kashmir in the future?
- 6. Explore the impact of the crisis on the quality of life for women in the region?
- 7. Can Western media outlets be called to task over the fact that they are not currently covering the crisis? Is there any interest among the Western population in this region and its problems?
- 8. Explore the history of Kashmir. Do both sides have a legitimate claim to the region? Or does one side (India, or Pakistan) have a stronger claim?
- 9. Should ordinary citizens in mainland India and Pakistan be putting more pressure on their respective governments to bring an end to the crisis?
- 10. Is anyone benefiting from the ongoing crisis? Explore all of the major players and examine whether anyone is gaining anything at all?
- 11. As with any long-standing crisis there have been several flashpoints over the years. Explore these in some depth and the triggers behind them.
Kashmir has been a problem for us since our independence. It has a historical background of our failing and betrayals to the nation. The seeds were sown in the unnatural partition of the country. We talked of secularism and accepted the partition on communal lines. The appeasement policy of Indian leaders, started by Mahatma Gandhi, continued after partition. The natural results of partition were that all Muslims ought to have gone to Pakistan and all Hindu ought to have come to Bharat. But the Hindus flowed from Pakistan to India. But five crores Muslims remained in the country. What was the fun of partition then? It was rather an introduction to much partition to come.
Pakistan lives in our country in every nook and corner. In the cities where Muslims lives, have Hindu Muslim riots again and again. These are not riots but are effort to gain position. Collection of arms has been found in then houses and mosques. The Govt has not been telling the facts to the people. Newspapers have been very idealistic in not showing the courage to call a spade. The so called secularism that is to safeguard the interests to this van minority keeps them both blind and deaf to the realities.|
There was an average of 30 killings a day during the decade of the century. A number of officers were kidnapped. Some of them were killed while others were free only after some hard core militants were released from jails. There were sometimes gimmicks too. The millennium began with the hijacking an aeroplane to get the release of three most dangerous Pakistani militants.
The condition in the valley has worsened to the extent that lakhs of Hindus, mostly Kashmir Pandits have left their home land. They have migrated to Jammu, Delhi,] Bangalore and many other cities. Most of them have been living in ill equipped camps. CPM, CPI, Congress, Janata Dal, National Integration Council and the Left Front have been insting upon a peaceful solution by giving more facilities and job opportunities to the Muslims in the valley! The reality is that there is nothing like a border between Pakistan occupied Kashmir and this side of Kashmir.
Militant Muslim organizations send their members for training to Pakistan while Pakistanis and the trained Indian Muslims enter India. There is an organist conspiracy by Pakistan to occupy whole of Kashmir. ISI of Pakistan has been very active in these efforts.
The tragedy is that because of section 370 in our constitution even the President of India cannot purchase an inch of land in Kashmir, while Pakistani Muslims asserting that they belongs to India can. Thus the population of Muslims in Kashmir has been increasing by leap and bounds while others have left at least and valley. The solution lies in a firm determination to scrap section 370, give autonomy to Jammu and Ladakh and if the valley is to be surrendered to Pakistan let all the Muslims, who side with Pakistan, are asked to accompany their Kashmiri brothren to the land of their love. There is no alternative military action. Let us undo what Nehru had done before the Muslim countries, including the six recently established in the old USSR, bring pressure on India through international forums like UNO, European forums like the Big 7, The European Community of Twelve, The USA and the friends of Palestine in Middle East.