Would a plebiscite have resolved the Kashmir dispute?

  title={Would a plebiscite have resolved the Kashmir dispute?},
  author={Christopher Snedden},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={64 - 86}
Introduction On 17 December 2003, the President of Pakistan, General Pervaiz Musharraf, made an unexpected pronouncement. He told a journalist that Pakistan had ‘left aside’ the United Nations Security Council resolutions that deal with his nation’s dispute with India over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). At first glance, General Musharraf’s conciliatory gesture appeared to mark an important shift: he was renouncing Pakistan’s long-held policy that a UN-supervised plebiscite for the people of J&K… Expand


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The Plebiscite Front had no formal connections with the later Azad Kashmir Plebiscite Front. See Muhammad Yusuf Saraf, Kashmiris Fight-For
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Abdullah's equivocations began
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        My attention was drawn to this in Copland
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