April 1, 2007

THERE IS NO INDIA:

India weighs troop reduction in quieter Kashmir: The demilitarization of Kashmir would represent a final push toward peace between India and Pakistan (Anuj Chopra, 4/02/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

For the first time in several years, the Indian government on Friday gave indications that it might finally consider the longstanding demands of Kashmiris to reduce its troop presence in the Kashmir valley.

Under persistent pressure from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), a ruling coalition partner in the semiautonomous Kashmiri government, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that India's Defense Ministry has convened a committee of experts to study plans for demilitarizing the region.


India needs to start (continue) devolving and Kashmir is a good place to start (resume).

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 1, 2007 8:08 PM
Comments

Then Kashmir will declare independence as the Islamic State of Kashmir, and drive the minority Hindi out.

Posted by: ic at April 1, 2007 10:14 PM

Why should the world's largest democracy commit suicide?

Posted by: Spry at April 2, 2007 3:41 AM

Suicide? It's suicide to try to maintain a state that large. The thriving democracies are generally quite small with America as the sole exception. India is no America.

Posted by: oj at April 2, 2007 7:16 AM

Fragmentary statelets do not need size or power. The world government takes care of that for them.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 2, 2007 11:56 AM

And all those new statelets will live in peace, brotherly love and harmony happily ever after.

Yeah right.

You'd prefer Bosnia/Mogidishu on a subcontinental scale to an imperfect democracy?

Posted by: Spry at April 2, 2007 6:30 PM

Prefer? What do your preferences have to do with the forces of History? Try not to be juvenile.

Posted by: oj at April 2, 2007 9:29 PM
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